CHAPTER 5: Mending but not Mended
My world consists of living room, through the kitchen and to the bathroom! My movement consists of doing the route by walker walking; getting in and out of bed; doing 10 minute 3 times a day in-bed PT exercises; lying in bed or sitting in chair. It’s a small world after all!
Entertainment for both me and Susan has mainly been the Women’s College World Championship Softball Tournament. I am not a big follower of softball, or many other sports really, but with the UW in the tournament and making it all the way to the finals, it has been fun. And it has kept Susan happy ;’-).
I am not “at a run”, but walker walking has improved a lot since day one! However, with the pain I feel in that (injured) hip area when putting any weight on it, I have no real idea how I will transition to the next step — a cane. Patience!
I am much stronger to have made it up AND down those 10 steps for the shower. Of course, I was one step with each foot before trying the next one, and with the folded walker for one side stability, the railing for the other side, and Susan behind me for back up!!! I came down the steps in reverse so to keep the (folded) walker on the correct side.
Phew! With all the help, I made it and I feel so refreshed, to say nothing of clean ;’-). Successful shower on this the first day of the second week.
The next thing is to follow up about the referral for orthopedist visit that did not happen as we were told it would. It is a maze and a battle to get continual care and to get each entity to communicate with the other.
Now that I have most likely managed to bore my readers with all this information (and very few photos), I will call these chapters to a close even though I may do some update pages later. I am on the mend now and will continue to search out the patience I need to get to the better end ;’-).
END CHAPTER 5 and The “Book”