Sunday, December 27, 2009
I just realized I hadn't blogged since the beginning of December. Well I am at present waiting for my medication debit card to arrive so I can get my 'epilepsy medication' and it should be here mid January. I am having many seizures now almost daily, seems like the more active I am the more I have them and for some reason night time is when they like to strike. I had a scary one early Christmas morning where I could not move my legs purposely for about 10-15 minutes and I was crying and screaming , I lost bowel control as well and that was horrible . That night at Catherine's when we sat down to eat I started getting them in my hands first the left hand and then the right, they are very painful. Yesterday I was feeling 'hungover' all day long because of having one while I was working out and then last evening I had a few in my feet and legs again while I had company. Just now while talking on the phone started having one in my abdomen and the top of my left leg.
My physical therapy for my knee is going well , started riding the stationary bike this week and staarted out doing 3 miles in 16 minutes then 5 miles in 17 minutes then yesterday 9 miles in 39 minutes and today 12 miles in 49 minutes! I am still unable to straighten my left leg fully and it still feels very tight behind the knee and it feels like my leg is shorter than the right one. I am not crazy about the orthopedic doctor. Bryan my PT said that if I am not a lot better by next Saturday which will be 4 weeks since my injury that I will have to start thinking about surgery and he doesn't reccomend the ortho surgeon I was sent to. My friend Bruce at the gym today told me he has a good knee man in PSL , Girard is his name so I will ask Bryan what he thinks of him this week.
I had the most pleasant Christmas ever this year with Catherine and her boys and her friend Elizabeth and her daughters. Non stressful, full of talk and laughter.
Men are coming out of the woodwork! I med Tony , the man Lisa and David wanted me to meet yesterday and he is wonderful. Robert who I have seen off and on of 2 years called on Christmas eve and came over for an hour while he waited to go pcik up his daughter and our old chemistry is still there so that was nice. I am totally teed off with Bob and about ready to show him the door or better yet , just not see him anymore at all. He calls himself my friend but he doesn't offer to help me in anyway since I have been 'grounded' with this injury and he had the nerve to write me the other day and say he missed our walks. I wrote him back and said I missed being able to walk! Ron also came by on Christmas eve with my Christmas gift and for a few hours visit.
I am formulating my goals and wishes for the coming year, getting and staying healthy as possible is on the top of the list. I have a whole list of things that entails, controlling the seizures, taking off the weight, rehabbing my knee, and get back to running and running my first 1/2 marathon . I don't know what surprises lie ahead in the next year but I will take the challenges in stride, embrace the gifts, love my friends, and treasure my independence
life is interesting to say the least this year was full of surprises.
I have a rich life full of loving friends who have become my family and the future is promising!