this too shall pass....
Saturday, December 04, 2010
Well, surgery #1 is done and over. It has been 4 weeks but, the good thoughtful doctor took the brace/cast off of that arm after 2 weeks so that I would have at least one arm/hand to work with. I still have lots of limitations but, some hand is better than no hand!!
I have surgery on #2 in 2 weeks. This one will be on the right arm and in much more detail....cutting out a piece of bone, adding a plate and screws. Since I will be in another cast on that arm for a minimum of 6 weeks and have already been in a cast on that arm for the past 7 weeks, she took the cast off so that I could have a reprieve for a short time. It has been quite difficult getting the arm and fingers to cooperate but, I am trying. I still have a huge amount of pain in that arm/hand but, thus the need for surgery.
I am cramming all of the spark stuff in as much as I can while I am able. Problem is that I am also cramming in everything else as well and am really overdoing . I figure, what's the worse that can happen? surgery? lol actually it's the pain meter goes through the roof.
I feel like I am neglecting my spark teammates but, I really hope that they understand my absence. It most definitely is not voluntarily!! I know that at this time I must think of myself and take care of ME. This is not an easy task!! I want to thank all of my spark friends who have been there for me throughall of this and for their help and understanding.
Meanwhile, I have hit rock bottom as I have gained so much of my weight back. Due to the fall that I have already taken, I am not advised to do my walking any more and of course, with the limitations that I have, I must rule out the strength training as well.... I just keep telling myself...."this too shall pass".....
Hugs to all! Thanks for your prayers and encouragement!!