Reflection time again

Today is a day for reflection again, why, because it is two months to the day I had my surgery. To be honest it actually feels like I have been an amputee for longer than that but Christmas may have had something to do with it. I think I have come on in leaps and bounds really and feel like I am able to do a lot more than I would have expected to in the time frame. Not sure if I am correct and can only gauge myself against mainly older people who I have meet in clinic and physio but I am happy with where I am right now. If I had to pick something that I have been disappointed about up to now it has to be the fact that I have put even more weight on. Christmas is no excuse as I should have been more mindful of what I was eating and how much but seeing as I wasn’t we will use Christmas as an excuse. The problem now is I have to try and shift it as it is even more important to keep the weight down as an amputees than it was before. If I had to pick something I would have hoped to have progressed quicker with it would be weight lose, oh we have covered that really, OK then it would be that I would liked to have decreased more of my medication than I have. I have tried on a couple of occasions to reduce more but the discomfort, especially at night, has not allowed me to although I am off of two of the three types of Morphine. If I had to pick something I am really pleased with it would have to be walking with the prosthetic leg. Although we had the blip on Boxing Day (when I fell over) I feel like I am doing really well and progressing fast, if the padding along the top of the socket helps then it will be even better. I am quite confident that it won’t be too much longer before I can start to walk outdoors even if it is with the aid of sticks. I was saying to someone today (who I had seen for the first time since the surgery) that I was very lucky in the amount of visitors I had in Hospital but the problem is that since I have been out I have only had three people come to see me. I know that people are busy but it is almost as if people saw me doing so well in Hospital that they think that I am fine. I know I see people at physio and my parents are at home but as I am not mobile I don’t like to keep asking my Dad to take me places so I sit at home and see no body really. Even in Hospital you had the staff and patients coming and going but I supposes I shouldn’t complain, if I do get the odd person then it will make me appreciate the visit all the more. I suppose my biggest goal now is to try and get back driving but medication and the reply on my application for Disability Living Allowance will dictate that more than anything. Let’s see what I can achieve in the next Month!

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