good morning! yes, I have crutches, but am allowed to do weight bearing walking as tolerated. I'm doing great.... all things considered. my brother said I didn't milk it enough... y'know, fluff my pillow, bring me this or that... but I did ask for ice packs, water, food, help to get to the bathroom and to get upstairs. all in all, I slept great, Chester stayed at my feet, which encouraged his "daughters" to do the same. I had a bunch of little pillows arranged so my knee would be elevated if I moved around much. which I don't think I did. I was awake by 5, and actually able to roll a little to my side comfortably, and let my brother sleep a little longer - he's on Colorado time... so I didn't wake him up til 8, I can get around upstairs pretty well on the crutches, have a half bath up there, but failed to bring anything but spicy buffalo pretzels up for snacking - really good, but seriously gross first thing in the morning, and I need food before I can tolerate a pain pill. and I promised I would not tackle the stairs without a spotter... I could go down on my butt if I had to, all 3 dogs with me tho'... best to have someone helping.
getting breakfast served soon, knee wrapped in the huge ice pack the hospital gave me. it's awesome. sipping coffee... waiting for eggs and toast.
MC, I remember clinging to my Dad's leg, sitting on his foot, sure it wasn't easy for him to get around when he had me and my younger brother weighing him down, but we would laugh and laugh! he taught me to fox trot and waltz by standing on his feet. good times!