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The Ugly, The Bad and the Good

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Since I prefer to get the bad stuff out of the way first, I'll start with the ugly. Today, the ugly is the pulled muscle I have in my right leg. I don't know how I did it, but last night when I got up to go to bed, I couldn't put any weight on it. Rich had to help me upstairs. I didn't think much of it, thinking I just needed to lay down for a bit and it would get better. Until around 3am when I got up to go to the bathroom and almost fell trying to walk to the bathroom. I had to wake Rich up to help me into the bathroom. I took a Flexaril and applied Icy Hot to my leg in the hopes that it would help. Sadly, it hasn't worked. I'm still having a hard time putting weight on it. So I'm having to put off the two big plans I had for today - working out and cleaning the living room. It pisses me off because, mentally, I'm there. I want to get this stuff done. Yesterday got me into the mood for stepping up and getting things done. And today I'm not able to because of physical disabilities. So that's pretty ugly.

The bad is two-fold. One, I'm not firing on all mental cylinders because of the lack of sleep. So I'm wandering around online in a fog. I hope I'm not embarrassing myself anywhere. The other is that I have to depend on Teddy and Pete to do a bit more than I usually do. Primarily, I need to ask them to put themselves to bed because there's no way I'll be able to get upstairs right now. Thankfully, Teddy is pretty good about helping out in times like these. He can be really helpful for an almost five year old.

Now for the good. There's actually a lot of that today. It starts with appointments. The woman at the therapy office contacted me back today. Apparently, I had an appointment scheduled for me on Jan 18, but no one bothered to contact me to let me know about it. She told me that it wasn't a problem, though. She got me set up for a therapy appointment on Tuesday afternoon and a psych eval for Wednesday at 11. I might be getting my meds adjusted, which certainly can't hurt. And I'm able to go to the office next to my apartment complex so it won't even be a lot of driving time. Since I have another doctor's appointment on Tuesday morning (girly doc), Rich is going to take a vacation day that day to keep an eye on the kids for me/we'll have a chance to spend some daylight hours together.

Continuing with the good, we're supposed to get some more snow. So if I'm lucky, I'll be able to get a picture of the boys' outside in the snow for my scrapbook. We were supposed to go to a Learning Development Study with Teddy today, but with the snow coming, we were able to reschedule it for next week.

So while there's some of the ugly and a bit of the bad, I'm still feeling the overwhelming good. Hopefully by tomorrow or Saturday, my leg will have healed and I won't need to hobble everywhere any more. I'm doing my best to focus on the good. It's what's most important, right?
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