a tough week
Last week’s post seemed to be almost too prescient, as I literally had my first and worst accident within an hour of writing it. The dog incident: Murphy was just being a dog, and I was feeling so good that I had basically just forgotten all about my injury, and I went from lying flat on my back to lunging forward, twisting, and reaching for him as he went lunging across me to attack the window and bark at the passersby. I was in agony almost instantly. This was really, really dumb, and I paid for it all night and into the morning (I actually had to take a pain pill so I could sleep). Last week, the theme was that I was in the danger zone, and boy was I right. In week 4, I had at least 5 incidents where I was just moving to normally, too fast, or too carelessly. I forgot to tell myself that I’m still hurt, and consequently had 3 pivoting issues, one misstep on some cobblestones, and the dog incident. I would classify this week as being a pretty severe setback as due to these events, I’ve needed to take a break from my rehab. If you’re recovering from this surgery….TAKE IT EASY!!!!! Be sure to remind those around you that you’re still injured and if you feel that you can’t do something, stand your ground. It’s not all doom and gloom though, let’s get to the goods!
So some good things going on, but overall I would classify this last week as being not very good. Here’s why:
That wraps up the first month, thanks for joining me on this journey, it’s far from over! 2 more weeks until swimming and a follow up with the Doctor! I’ll be treading very carefully and focusing more on me and my immediate needs. I hate to be that selfish, but I think I have to be to stay on track, pain-free, and sane! My apologies to those that expect more from me; I am still injured.