Sunday, November 29, 2009

Another Day, Another Dollar

I've felt sleepier today than usual... wonder what's up?

Tomorrow already seems like it might be a busy one. I need to call the doctor and check if they sent in my PT request to the insurance for approval. I also need to ask if I should get a refill on one of my pain prescriptions or cut back to just using the one I still have pills left of. And Dad and I might take a trip up to my apartment to pay my rent, get my mail, and pick up a few things I need. I'm not sure if I can handle that long of a car ride yet, but we'll see how it goes.

Appetite is still low. My clothes are all feeling baggy, so I'm definitely losing some weight because of the lack of appetite. I'm not going to complain about that one.

Tomorrow will also be what WOULD be a return to school after Thanksgiving Break, except obviously I won't be returning. I already miss my kids some... this is going to be a long break away from them. Hopefully they'll be excited when I come back.

Pain level is fine today. One unexpected area of pain, however, is my palms. They're getting sore from my walker. I wonder if I can put any padding on the hand bars?

1 comment:

  1. Do not fight your body's need to sleep. It's during sleep that the body does the bulk of its healing. That's one reason why professional cyclists nap so much. They tear their bodies down each day with that massive mileage. It's sleeping that helps them recuperate.

    Your body has gone through much more than a pro cyclist will ever feel. If your body tells you it needs sleep, you need to listen.

    Don't feel guilty about feeling whatever you're feeling with respect to this surgery. As someone told me, you've been through what is almost a double amputation. You've had bones cut off. You've had muscles cut. This surgery is no joke. And it will take awhile for your body to recover from this. So at least give yourself the space and the freedom to heal.