Wednesday, April 05, 2017
I must be healing and for that I am very grateful! Until recently, I have been content just doing my exercises, checking in with my email and SparkPeople, and watching television. And when I say 'watching' - that's pretty much all I've done. My typical behavior while the TV is on is to be knitting, sewing, planning meals, or something in addition to watching whatever is passing as entertainment at the time.
There has been a fair amount of sleeping going on as well. Little cat naps - 30 - 40 minute lie-downs to just rest my mind, my leg, and/or my body. As I am weaning off the pain pills, I am having fewer of those cat naps.
BUT, I am bored. I do have a book I've been trying to read - and finally yesterday I made some progress on that. I have been working on a shawl since I went into the hospital (17 days ago) - it usually takes 2 - 4 days to complete a shawl so I've not made a whole lot of progress. I am keeping up with my Norwegian Language classes, but just by doing the absolute minimum.
So today's project will be to find activities that will interest me, stimulate my mind while not being too taxing on my body. I am behind on my Ancestry site but sitting at the computer isn't the best for my knee. There's always de-cluttering to do - I'm sure if asked Tom will bring me a container or two and help me get the trash out to the garbage can. And I do have a couple more taxes to finish, which needs to be done soon.
On the healing front, I am amazed at how well things are going. I only took 3 pain pills yesterday which tells me that I will soon be able to put those away, except for a possible need here and there. I have all but put the walker away. I will miss that walker - Ryan, the Occupational Therapist, gave me a lovely bag which attaches to the walker and has room for my cell, my e-reader, and whatever else I may want to keep close. But I really don't need it for walking anymore - I am walking in the house just fine by myself. The next appliance to go is the shower chair. I'm ready to stand up and take a big-girl shower.
Today is physical therapy - not sure what she'll come up with for today but I know it will be challenging. I guess that's the name of the game!
Thanks to all for sharing this journey with me. I am happy to report that it hasn't been as difficult as I was expecting!