Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Last night I tripped and fell in the kitchen, almost right into the dishwasher, which was open. Thankfully I missed the knives... but I could not catch myself and I fell like a Giant Redwood, and oy! I expected to be as stiff and sore as a rough sawn plank this morning, full of splinters.
With the recent diagnosis of Osteopenia, I was scared. I think I was more afraid than I realized. I do not want to be frail. I fear frail!
I must be stronger than I thought. Nothing is broken. I was up and walking this morning, and doing things off and on all day. I am sore, but I was sore before. I had pain before this. It's a mite worse in some ways, in a few places - but it is liberating because it is not so bad as it could be, as it has been.... I am obviously much stronger than I thought I was!
Of course there was much arnica involved. But I am so thankful to God that He created things in nature that help us heal so well.
I did take a pain pill. It helped. It also helped me do a total of 1600 steps on the rebounder, today and tonight. That's a bit more than usual and I'm very happy about that. I think at the pace I trot it's going to be something like an hour and a half straight of jogging on that thing to make 1o,000 steps. (*changed the numbers a bit, after I realized my math mistake. Ugh, I am so very bad at math.
The only consequence that is bothering me is the hernia, which is bigger. I think I tore through a bit more of the muscle layer.
I've only lost about half of the weight I gained last week from the allergic reaction, so far, even with lasix, and I am not eating that much. I am drinking my water. I am still so very swollen. I am not sure what I should do about that. My legs feel like tree trunks or piano legs or something. And my feet are so swollen. I can't stay in bed all the time.
Today was better, though. Much.