Saturday, March 16, 2013
Saturday Saunter~ After a Rough Week
I've always been a 365/7/24 person who rarely takes holidays off. What do holidays mean to me? More work of a different sort...family. This week will stand out in my mind as the busiest since my stroke with two doctor appointments, two visits to my orthodic place, three days of therapy outside the home, one extensive call from my lawyer, grocery shopping, and one very scary call from my daughter. I'm past spent and in total exhaustion mode today.
Today, I'm happy to kick back into nothingness. I know I should be writing another story to meet my monthly goal, but that will have to wait until the exhaustion passes. Maybe a task for this afternoon or evening. I'm glad to be sauntering into Saturday.
Amazingly enough while the ankle is a little wobbly, the wobble will help strengthen the muscles of the ankle. The pain I had with each step is gone. The inversion which added extra pressure on my toes inside my shoe is gone and the foot seems straighter. Only time will tell if this is the fix I've needed to walk independently again.
The doctor appointments were routine, but it still ate up the hours. My husband is scheduled for another nerve burning procedure in two weeks. They can only do four at a time. So this will be an ongoing thing for the next couple months. He is also showing signs that he is going into congestive heart failure, but I'm not borrowing trouble at this point.
The reason for three therapy visits instead of two was because of a new piece of equipment the out patient therapy is considering buying. I'm all for new things that may help recovery. This interactive device used e-stim with a cycle. I got more purposeful movement out of my right side than I've gotten from months of physical therapy! It was terrific, but the down side was sheer muscle exhaustion for twelve hours. But I do hope they get this machine.
So this Saturday, I'm sauntering into relaxation. I may soak in a hot tub with lots of bubbles or read a new ebook I got during the Smashwords promotion. I went wild and downloaded ten books. Whatever I do, I'm going to take it easy today because next week is just as busy.
All work and no play makes Jo a royal pain!