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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!!
Theresa
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  • SEWSWITHHOTGLUE
    Miss T, I'm always keeping you in my prayers, even when I'm being a Spark-slacker! Take care, and don't worry about us!!!

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    3784 days ago
  • DELAPIS
    You are NOT neglecting us!!! Please take care of yourself! My thoughts and prayers are with you for successful surgeries and a speedy recovery.

    Much love,
    Dee emoticon
    3800 days ago
  • STARLASUE
    emoticon emoticon Take care of YOU now, there will be plenty of time to take care of SP friends when you are healed up.
    3801 days ago
  • FITCOFFEEMOM357
    Never feel like you are neglecting us. We know what is up. Keep the positive out look and things will fall into place.
    3805 days ago
  • HAPPYHARTZ
    Well my dear I hope you are back to your ole self soon. l can't even begin to imagine how difficult it has been for you through all of this. I am glad to hear that you at least have one hand to work with. I am glad to hear from you darlin but we all understand that it is impossible for you to be here with both arms in casts. Take care of yourself and have a wonderful holiday season since I am sure you will not only be busy but still healing. We will be here when you get back and support you all the way.

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    Joelle
    3807 days ago
  • MARY1313
    Hey Girl! I didn't know about the surgery, but I had been wondering where you were. don't worry about the weight gain. You can't even use your hands very much right now. and when you do get back to yourself, you can focus on all that stuff again and you'll lose it again.

    I do recommend that you use walking sticks or something so that you have some stability!

    Hugs

    Mary & April
    3807 days ago
  • SLENDERELLA61
    Theresa, you are right. This situation did not come to stay, it came to pass. So sorry you are having to go through all this, but truly hoping that you will be better than new soon. Please take good care of yourself.
    3807 days ago
  • SASANDRA
    Wishing you a speedy recovery. Hang in there! As hard as it may seem, try to keep a positive out.
    3807 days ago
  • JIMCROCE
    It is understandable that you are not able to do what you once were. Your team members should/will understand (after all, they are TEAM members). Good luck to you; you should not worry about anything but getting healthy.
    3807 days ago
  • JOHNNIEGIRL0612
    Good luck to you and I wish you a speedy recovery! I wouldn't worry too much about your team members...I'm sure they are very understanding and care about your health and healing more than anything else. Hang in there!
    3807 days ago
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