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Keeping me in motion

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Session 3 in PT - Done
Into my 4th week of work - hope to make 12 + hours by Friday
Better Sleep - work in progress, so much better than it was!
Finding new PT stretches that I can do at home - in progress
Getting up after exercises on the table without back spasms keeping me locked up - DONE today!!!
Walking at least a mile at work - done
Healthy snacking every few hours - staying fueled with healthiness - in progress

Friday marks one year since my cervical spine discectemy and fusion. The scars on my neck are nearly invisible. I can turn my head right and left, even though the range is not as extreme, it is possible. The left arm pain I had before the surgery is gone, and has been since after the surgery. I am getting stronger.

It will be one year for the knee arthroscopy in June, and one year for my lumbar spine in August.

I think I am doing fairly well all things considered. I am very tired from driving, working, physical therapy, but I am daily getting stronger and am able to endure more on a daily basis. Recovery is definitely in action.

Oh, and on further note regarding my job, I will begin secondary proofing of audios soon! I will get the final listen for mistakes before they make the masters. I am being trained for that along with someone in the upcoming week. Next week I will have to figure out how to boost my hours by working on another day, or just maintain reaching 12 hours. Or just jump in and try 2 or 3 4 hr days, and add another 3 hr day. I will be patient and listen to my body though.

Getting healthy IS still my job, and always will be.
I am keeping me in motion.
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  • MAGA99
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    2783 days ago
  • _LINDA
    This is awesome news! That is great you are feeling stronger! Looking for more job hours is certainly a good sign you are finally seeing the better side of recovery!
    Keep up the awesome work!
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  • LESLIES537
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    2783 days ago

    Rock on!
    2783 days ago
    This does sound like a really good plan for you right now.
    Taking it in your small steps after 3 surgeries in one year is most reasonable to set as a goal. i am sure that once you are able to get outside with your flowers it will improve rapidly. HUGS Pat in Maine emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2784 days ago
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