Squeezing in activity
Thursday, November 15, 2012
It isn't pt always easy, that's for sure. Yesterday I finally went for a run along the Hudson river . . . I figured I'd do an easy 2-3 miles, but it turned into a 5 mile tempo run. It felt good to move!
I also brought resistance bands with me - I've done one Coach Nichole routine. I'm generally too tired at night to do anything - not getting quite as much sleep as I'm used to. Mostly we are just sitting by my dad's bedside.
He is doing amazingly well & we are hoping he may be dischharged tomorrow. He sometimes says the wrong word or the same word twice, but it gets better each day & I expect that will eventually pass - we'll see what the dr says.
HE actually said yesterday that maybe it's time for them to move out of their house. I have been pushing that for several years now. I know they love their home - they've lived there 40 yrs - but a) it's way too large and b) there's a flight of stairs up to the front door & he wasn't too steady on his feet before all this happened.
He walked a couple of times with a walker yesterday - no problems. We'll bring his cane down today. Didn't want to leave it there because he still wants to get out of bed by himself & didn't want to tempt him.
The staff has been truly wonderful. So kind & caring.
He has a very good appetite. The first day he had to be prodded to eat, but that changed quickly.
We are actually staying in the hospital . . . they have a few rooms here for family & my mom was lucky enough to get one. Very convenient. They even bring in high tea in the afternoon (free!) & someone on staff plays the piano. Since my brother left yesterday & there are only 2 beds I am sleeping on an air mattress I brought with me. 3 women sharing one very small bathroom . . .
So I hope to be home by this weekend & can then turn my energies to my cat & get my long run in . . . then prep for Vegas . . . I expect life isn't really getting back to normal anytime soon.