physical therapy giving me tools
Thursday, May 13, 2010
I've been frustrated and losing hope as I've struggled with pain and limited mobility. Today I got some exercises I can do (cardio is out), limited, but at least it makes me feel like I can make progress and feel some control in the situation. Of course a visit to the physical therapist meant pain....I have a new med I can try tonight. The surgeon said don't take off my wrist brace at all (even at night), or I have to be in a cast for 6 weeks! Imagine changing diapers in a cast! So 6 more weeks in a wrist brace, and staying in my ankle brace at least until I can walk without pain and without swelling, knee brace I can use part time - oh yipee!!I feel like a walking disaster area. I checked. I weigh 200# even....It figures, I should probably change my weight on my page...I hate doing it...maybe I can just eat very, very little and wiggle as much as my body can handle it...oh no... hopelessnes is creeping in, I really gotta find some things I can do that don't hurt,typing hurts, writing hurts,....sorry to be so whiny, I have lots to be thankful for, the baby is healthy today, I have health insurance today, the sun shined today, Susan is home for a few more days (then back to Michigan for 4 weeks or?), Melia is an incredible teenager (yes I put those two words together), Lexi is reading, Chris is still in college, I have a roof over my head, I have a fridge full of food, I have lots of love in my life, who could ask for more.