Wednesday, 1/23 Recovery Week 5--Ups and Downs
Thursday, January 24, 2013
I am weary after the way this week is going. I try to do what is best for me--yet my PT told me today that it was their day to send routine reports to the doctors. The report my doctor got said that my hip is strengthening and my range of motion and ability to balance and use it grows daily, however, my knee pain is restricting and hindering its improvement and range of motion. He added that they are quite concerned about what the pain in my knee is going to do for my overall well-being. They want to see me be able to walk without my walker which would be awesome, but my knee is the first part that gives out and then my back gets ugly. I did walk 4 complete laps around the gym with the cane today, but I wouldn't try that without the PT and that security belt on. I'm not that sure footed.
Marissa stayed home from school yesterday and today. She is not good on those crutches. I took her to Target today to practice and she is far worse than I am. However, she has absolutely no weight bearing allowed on that foot and it is a different deal than mine. I am going with her to school tomorrow--they are on a half day schedule and it will be a good day to get her started. (I'm not staying for the half day, I am going to let the school personnel know what she needs, and if need be, I'll stick around long enough to make sure she gets them.)
I finished my writing for the job application last night and didn't get my sparking finished in the process. I seem to have a given amount of time for being on the computer. Both of my letter writiers have asked me for something--a "bio" by our HR guy and a "CV" by my professor. Hmm, I have never heard of a "CV" before and when I googled it, it turns out to be a "Curriculum Vitae" which is looking like a bio to me. I am going to write one in the morning and send them to both of these nice people who are helping me. I probably won't get to finish my application process until Friday afternoon or the early weekend. I am so excited to be trying this and learning more about myself. (I do need to proofread my writing again.) I am also supposed to attend a seminar to morrow jjafternoon, but I don't know if I will make it there. It is in my building and I am not sure that I can handle that.
Yesterday was also Miles' birthday and he is now 22 and officially an adult. He was far better this past two days than he consistently is--but he can be pretty juvenile in his behavior at times too. I guess there is a lot to be said for human development and how it happens in life. I also know at this point of my life that I don't want any of them growing up too quickly. (I also must honestly admit that we all have our moments, especially during the winter months that some of us don't get along as well as we normally do. I really hate this phenomenon.)
OK, I'm going to try to finish my sparking and then get some rest because I have a full day tomorrow. Right now, I hurt, especially in my right knee--but the swelling is up in my right hip again too. Nights are never the best part of my day.
Take care everyone and I hope we will all have a wonderful Thursday!