What's happening as of late
by, Aug 04 2012 at 06:40 PM (211 Views)
So, I've been "hospital free" since May 1st. (yay!)
Resumed in home PT and had to have my "INR" (as pertains to how the blood thinner workin' in my body) several times a week, finally tapering off to where I only have to get my finger poked once a month now.
In home PT folks finished up w/me and wants me to start aquatics therapy as a transition, which sounds lovely. (no sarcasm)
Bad, suckful, stupid and annoying news----somewhere between the "stroke/not stroke" I did something to create what has been described to me as a "deep bone bruise".
On my butt.
Feel free to laugh, most of us around here have.
What this has meant, is that since somewhere around mid-May, I've been restricted to remaining in a prone position except when absolutely necessary.
(I can sit up to eat and stuff.)
Oh. And I did "cheat" and go with my Sweetie to her eldest son's HS graduation.
He graduated in the top 10%! And was accepted at UT Austin (12th, I don't even wanna hear it!), MIT and Cal-Tech.
(I've never even met in real life anyone accepted to MIT or Cal-Tech!)
He turned down MIT to go to CA.
(My Sweetie is handling it somewhat well, but you know, her baby is in CA, so.....she twitches every once in a while and sighs a lot. But she is over the top proud of him, so it balances out.)
Anyway, we drug out the stupid wheelchair and kept my stupid ol' leg propped up and I wouldn't have missed it for the world.
But aside from exceptions like that, doctor visits, fun stuff like that, pretty much just staying prone, thanking God it's baseball season, (there's a game on almost every day! And that'll fill 3-4 hours right there!)
But until the last very few days, I've not even been able to lay in bed and bear the weight of my laptop.
So. You know, been having just loads of fun.
No doctor has been able to tell me with any kind of time table how long it might take my butt-bone to heal, when I might expect my right leg to become fully functional again, when the swelling/weakness in my RT arm might dissipate.
The general consensus of a variety of doctors seems to be "Eh. Don't know, guess we'll just have to wait and see what happens."
I'm ever so fond of docs as of late & hearing "predictions" like that.
The great news, of course, is that I'm now allowed to at least use my laptop, when positioned properly and thus can have contact with people again.
I'm doing everything I can to stay positive and try not to feel guilt ridden at the toll this is taking on my Sweetie, but as week after week goes by and I look at how much she has had to take on *sigh* I just feel so utterly helpless and wish desperately that I could ease her burdens somehow.
That's what has been up.
Freakin' ecstatic that I can be online again.
Internet/PF withdrawal is just an ugly, ugly thang.
Check with y'all soon!