Saturday, May 04, 2013
On April 13 I set out early in the morning with my best friend Sadie sound asleep in the car. We were going to do a flea market. Unfortunately, I didn't do the flea market because Sadie wasn't allowed on the property, you see she is a dog. That is one of the last days that I was active. Since then my walks have come to a halt, even my steps taken in a day have dropped drastically. The last two weeks they were under 1,000 Except for Dr. appointments, I haven't been out of the house. For several days we have had temperatures in the high 60's even low 70's with the
shining all day.
I did get the health aid that the Dr. ordered. She started on Thursday. She is here 3 hours in the morning. She is here while I shower and wash my hair. She is suppose to help me, but I can do that myself. I don't want anyone giving me a shower. She is basically here in case I can't get out of or into the tub. That does happen. It is one of the foot tubs, the old fashioned high types. I do know how to wash myself though and I have a shower chair to sit if I need to. She washes the tub after I take a shower. She has helped me onto the porch so I can sit in the sunshine. That is one thing I do love about this apartment. I have a front porch that is open and living on the third floor on a very tall hill, the view is gorgeous. Just imagine that it is spring, sunny and clear.
She will also be responsible for taking me to physical therapy, and getting me down three flight of stairs. We tried this on Friday and got down one. She will be here 5 hours on days I have physical therapy. We are hoping for Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
Just this week I have made improvement though. On Sunday 4/28 my steps taken in the house were 538, Monday was 732, Tuesday was 702 Wednesday was 1173, Thursday was 1689 and yesterday was 1183. I think that is improvement. I am still sore and in pain at times, I still wear the patches but only 2 not 3. I really believe getting into the shower with the hot water and now with the heating pad and not just icing has made a difference. I am really looking forward to physical therapy this week, even though I know the first week is usually painful. I think it will truly help and I am on the road to recovery. Since the warm water from the shower has given me so much relief. I can't wait until they add the pool to my physical therapy. I did go a week ago Friday when a friend drove me but I think it was too much too soon.
I think I am on the mend. Thank you to all who have sent goodies, well wishes and prayers. I do appreciate all my spark friends and all the comments on my blogs. I know I haven't responded to each person individually like I usually try to so I wanted to do it here