Whew…I had no idea being home was going to be such work! Not only for me but for my husband. I thank god every day that I have a husband who will do all these things for me and not complain.
I knew there would be challenges ahead, but until one is faced with them, you really don’t know how you’re going to handle them. Let’s just say this is my adjustment period. Everyone in my situation has them. Even the simplest things like taking a shower require assistance, but as hard as it is, it feels wonderful when it’s done. Those are the things I try to focus on. Each day there will be a new challenge, a new accomplishment and something to be thankful for.
What I find most challenging is staying in the CPM Machine (Continuous Passive Motion). They instructed me to stay in it for 6-8 hours a day with breaks in between, and if I can stay in it at night, then all the better. It’s not exactly the most comfortable thing to do, but who said recovery would be comfortable!
Also on my exciting agenda are exercises which I do three times a day along with my walking exercise in between my CPM sessions. I use the term walking loosely as I’m still on a walker. There is nothing more humbling than to be completely helpless. It makes one truly appreciate one’s health!
Tomorrow physical therapy is coming and oh, I can’t wait for that! I read somewhere that they are not to be your friend but are there to push you farther than you can yourself. I have this vision of them coming in wearing a black cloak, holding a vice in one hand. haha
Right now, it feels good have my kitty by my side.
I expect a lot from myself and perhaps this is a lesson in slowing down a bit and accepting things as they come.
Until next time…..