November 18, 2009

First rehab visit today

I met the with the physical therapist today for my first rehab session. It was harder than I expected it to be and that was a little discouraging. All we did, as per my surgeon's instructions, was work on range of motion and mobility stuff as I am not permitted to lift more than 5 pounds with my right arm. Still, it was hard and it left me sore and perhaps a tad discouraged. Just the same, I will totally do this.

I went back to work on Monday and am really only good for about a half a day before I just want to melt into my chair and sleep. So, we'll see how that goes. I just want to get through this week and then next week is a short week with Thanksgiving. I hope to be in a better place (physically, emotionally, energy wise, pain management wise, etc.) after an extended break with more sleep. I hope to get more sleep generally. It kind of sucks to wake up every single time you want to shift position in bed. Normally, you can just turn over in your sleep but I cannot do that right now. I think that the lack of consistent sleep must be wrecking my mood and making me more prone to unhappiness and discouragement. Here's to sleep! Sleep that knits the raveled sleeve of care!

Sleep well, y'all! And thanks so much for the comments.

And a little brag. I stayed home to attend the Girl Child's parent teacher conference with her 3rd grade teacher. The teacher read a story out loud to us that the Girl Child had written, told us that she had never seen anything like it from a third grader ever, and read it out loud to all the other third grade teachers. She said that there is no doubt that this is a very special, very smart little girl. I kind of already knew that, by the way.

Posted by Random Penseur at November 18, 2009 05:43 PM | TrackBack

Oh, RP! Holy Cow! I am SO sorry that for all the months I kept checking in to see if you'd written something, that you finally did when I was out of the loop, and that it had to be about this. Gracious, sweetheart. I'm so glad that, even with all that happened, your prognosis is looking good.

A couple of recommendations re: nerve rebuilding: first, get thee to GNC and pick up some L-Glutamine capsules. It's an amino acid bodybuilders use to build muscle, but works wonderfully on rebuilding/healing nerves. Doctor recommended and Cake Eater approved. The sooner you take this, the better. Also, take copious amounts of Vitamin E and B-12---both work with well with healing nerve damage. Nerves DO heal---they just take a long time to do so. Give them a boost. I have no doubts that my damage, while now deemed permanent, would be so much worse had I not taken these drugs. Vitamin E is a blood thinner, so do check with the doctor before you take it to make sure it won't screw anything up.

much love to you, the Viking Bride, and the kids. Take care of yourself, my friend.

Posted by: Kathy at November 21, 2009 04:21 PM

RP - I'm so glad to hear that you are doing so well and that you have kept your sunny perspective on your children. Best wishes!

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