Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Recovery is a slow process, my doctor warned me it would be. So its been one week of pj's all day and several naps a day. Today for the first time I walked ten minutes for exercise. I asked the doctor when I could return to exercising and he said 8 weeks. I asked about walking....he said I could do that as soon as I felt I could walk without falling. So I'm walking for exercise although I'm staying in my home and not walking fast. Still the 10 minute walk from the front door to the back door, around the dining table and back to the front door repeatedly felt good. Shhh, don't tell my doctor, he may think its exercise!
I started tracking my food yesterday, but I still don't have much appetite so I'm not forcing myself to eat. I know the day is coming soon, when I'll be wanting much, much more.
This year, Thanksgiving will be about just that, giving thanks. My daughter and her family decided to go visit his family this year and my son and his wife will visit her family. I certainly couldn't have cooked for any of them so even though I'm a little hurt at the lack of attention, I'm sure this will be for the best. My son has been great through all this. He's been here at least for a little while every day, so I'm certainly not complaining about him. My daughter on the other hand has called once! So like I said in the opening of this paragraph, when I think negative thoughts, I'm trying to immediately think of all that I have to be thankful for and that's a lot! My son and his family who are doing all they can for me, plus friends who are willing to help out in any way they can. Being grateful is a state of mind and I'm working on being truly grateful for all my blessings.