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Annette : Thanks everybody
Diary entry posted Wed 12:06pm 15 September 2004

Thanks for the responses! I did get my post-op cast loosed, but not until 2 days after the surgery. Then I had the purple cast for 2 weeks. I now have a slightly shorter cast until September 29th-unless my leg keeps shrinking at this incredible rate-the last one got too big before I had it removed, which, SURPRISE! also causes pain. Go figure! My doctors nurse says it's normal for it to feel pretty good some days and others to hurt almost as much as it did post-op. Where would we all be without our loved ones?? Like Marv said, we'd be starving! The apartment community that I live in has been great too. They installed a handheld shower that my sister picked up for me, a handicap bar in my bathroom, removed my shower door so I could hang a curtain, and swithced my refridgerator door so it opens the other way. Boy, am I glad I've been a good tenant!! One of my co-workers broke her right ankle a couple years ago, had hardware installed, etc., and she was off work for a year and a half! So, I'm curious, does anybody know what the average recovery period is? I was thinking maybe 9 months, which would be almost the entire school year, and that would cost me almost $12,000.00 in lost wages (from both of my jobs-I also drive limos). Also, does anyone know if workers' comp will be taxed when I file my tax return? I wish everybody a speedy and successful recovery!! May your caregivers be understanding and patient (and vice versa!)

If anyone else is having trouble with sleep-MELATONIN works fabulously! It's natural, safe and doesn't leave you feeling groggy. Doctros recommend it for autistic children and bi-polar disorder. If you take it before you're ready to go to sleep, though, the sleepiness will pass you by.



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