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Wednesday, 1/23 Recovery Week 5--Ups and Downs

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Hi all,

I am weary after the way this week is going. I try to do what is best for me--yet my PT told me today that it was their day to send routine reports to the doctors. The report my doctor got said that my hip is strengthening and my range of motion and ability to balance and use it grows daily, however, my knee pain is restricting and hindering its improvement and range of motion. He added that they are quite concerned about what the pain in my knee is going to do for my overall well-being. They want to see me be able to walk without my walker which would be awesome, but my knee is the first part that gives out and then my back gets ugly. I did walk 4 complete laps around the gym with the cane today, but I wouldn't try that without the PT and that security belt on. I'm not that sure footed.

Marissa stayed home from school yesterday and today. She is not good on those crutches. I took her to Target today to practice and she is far worse than I am. However, she has absolutely no weight bearing allowed on that foot and it is a different deal than mine. I am going with her to school tomorrow--they are on a half day schedule and it will be a good day to get her started. (I'm not staying for the half day, I am going to let the school personnel know what she needs, and if need be, I'll stick around long enough to make sure she gets them.)

I finished my writing for the job application last night and didn't get my sparking finished in the process. I seem to have a given amount of time for being on the computer. Both of my letter writiers have asked me for something--a "bio" by our HR guy and a "CV" by my professor. Hmm, I have never heard of a "CV" before and when I googled it, it turns out to be a "Curriculum Vitae" which is looking like a bio to me. I am going to write one in the morning and send them to both of these nice people who are helping me. I probably won't get to finish my application process until Friday afternoon or the early weekend. I am so excited to be trying this and learning more about myself. (I do need to proofread my writing again.) I am also supposed to attend a seminar to morrow jjafternoon, but I don't know if I will make it there. It is in my building and I am not sure that I can handle that.

Yesterday was also Miles' birthday and he is now 22 and officially an adult. He was far better this past two days than he consistently is--but he can be pretty juvenile in his behavior at times too. I guess there is a lot to be said for human development and how it happens in life. I also know at this point of my life that I don't want any of them growing up too quickly. (I also must honestly admit that we all have our moments, especially during the winter months that some of us don't get along as well as we normally do. I really hate this phenomenon.)

OK, I'm going to try to finish my sparking and then get some rest because I have a full day tomorrow. Right now, I hurt, especially in my right knee--but the swelling is up in my right hip again too. Nights are never the best part of my day.

Take care everyone and I hope we will all have a wonderful Thursday!
Gentle hugs,
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    Curriculum Vitae is academic-speak for an expanded resume with a list of all of your publications and conference presentations. A bio is a focused paragraph discussing who you are and what you do (similar to the paragraph in the CV discussing your current job).

    So they are related, but probably won't be the same.

    Hope this helps.

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    Happy birthday to Miles!
    I sure hope with the PT report your Dr. takes your knee problem seriously and tries to figure out what is going on with it and treat it.
    Make no mistake, the winter months are pretty much depressing for everyone with the shorter days and colder temperatures and being stuck inside together more often its no wonder everyone is getting a little short tempered with each other. You need to find more activities and things to do to get them out of the house in the winter time.
    So glad you have people helping you with your application, the more eyes and opinions on it the better and more well rounded it will be!
    Hope you have a good weekend!
    {{{gentle hugs}}}
    1974 days ago
    I hope the Physical Therapist can get the doctor centered in on that knee and find out what is wrong.

    I have problems with crutches too. I find that men are better with them.

    Happy Birthday to Miles!!

    It sounds like you are in the final process for applying for that job. I'm sure they will be impressed.

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    emoticon I hope you get some rest tonight. I certainly understand nights being the hardest. I have so much arthritis pain, especially in the winter months, that sleep is always very elusive at night...then I fall asleep sitting up all day!
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