I woke up this morning in a bit of a panic thinking, “Que dia es hoy”?
I’m not sure why I always ask that in Spanish, but I do.
What day is today?!?!?!?
My brain raced through all the things I have or had to do this week.
Check Check Check.
Deep sigh of relief…
Ah It’s Friday! I don’t have to be anywhere until 3:15 pm!!!!
I closed my eyes, prepared to go back to sleep, but then it hit me.
I quickly got out of bed and into the wheelchair to head to the bathroom. Next, I wheeled to the kitchen to hit the button on the coffee maker, and finally to the porch to let D.O.G. out. As I sat staring at the coffee maker urging it to produce faster, another thought popped into my mind. At yesterday’s appointment with the orthopedic surgeon, I was given the go ahead to begin taking steps as tolerated while in the CAM boot. I jumped up and down!!!! (figuratively not literally)
I quickly raced back into my bedroom and took off the surgical shoe that I sleep in, and donned the knee high cam boot that I used to abhor. THEN
I STOOD UP and took a step WOW that hurt!!!
I sat back down in the wheelchair and headed back to the kitchen for Coffee. (That was two hours ago and I’m still on a It’s a Great Day to be Alive High)
Yes the foot thing is great news, but to be honest it’s not the reason for the high. My non drug induced High is because I survived a really rough week and lived to tell about it.
I almost thought about turning on the video camera to tell you about the week I have had, because I can talk so much faster than I can type, But 1 I need a shower badly and 2 I think I am so Happy the words would come out too fast and they wouldn’t be comprehensible anyway. So instead, I would like to give a brief summary of the week and go into more detail in the future.
I had surgery for Botox injections in my bladder. For the first time ever, the anesthesiologist let me stay awake while they finished setting up in the OR. I have had this surgery at least 2 times a year for the last 10 years, and although I have asked repeatedly not to be put out, I’ve never made it awake longer than a few minutes in the Operating Room. Spoiler Alert…this MAY be the last time I have to have this surgery!!!!! (More about this next week?)
I woke up on time for my scheduled hearing with the IL Dept of Public Aide! (That in itself was impressive considering I didn’t get home from the hospital until 9:30 p.m. Monday night) I have been FIGHTING with the state for many years and finally requested a hearing to resolve the issues. Spoiler Alert… MAYBE it worked out in my favor?
This was Not my day. I mean I was not the patient on this day. I think I have said numerous times that I would rather “take the hit or the pain” than to have my loved ones have to feel it. Today was my Dad’s day. I’m still not sure what is appropriate to share about my father’s condition so I will be brief. Over the last year and a half, my father has been having numerous issues with his vision. Together we have seen more than 10 specialists looking for help and answers. While the ‘mystery’ is not solved, Wednesday we received some hope. I’m gonna leave it there and hold onto the hope awhile longer.
I mentioned that above. I can begin walking! Since I began writing this post I have taken a few steps. I’m weak and wobbly, but a step forward is good one so I will take it. BABY STEPS!!!!
Completely random subject change here… My grandsons have begun taking their first steps while holding onto or pushing things!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Super exciting!!!!!
2 MRI’s at 3 :15. Although I’m not looking forward to the tube, Thing 2 will be taking me and it will give me more answers to what my next step (see the funny) with my MS will be.
So yay! Today is Friday and it’s a GREAT DAY TO BE ALIVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
For the off chance that anyone is NOT having a Great day, give this song a listen to, and see if it perks you up a bit. (It’s actually my Not having a great day song, but it does pump me up.) It’s a great day to whoop somebody’s ass!
Happy Friday Everyone! See you next week!