This is the first week in all of my life that I felt like a princess. That feels worth noting first. It has been quite a challenge for me to be still and let someone else bring me what I need. It has been a challenge lying around seemingly doing nothing while Mr. Awesome or someone else does something for me.
I feel like I have risen to the challenge of allowing my body time to heal. I feel like I have surrendered to being a princess.
Except that I probably could have done better. I became frustrated easily that I was still having incision pain. I tried hard to focus on the cuteness and good things right in front of me. I was pretty successful at letting the cuteness prevail.
Although I could have done better.
I always think I could have done better. I still am pleased that I could lay in my bed for as long as I have laid in my bed in the past nine days. Yes, I have tested the limits. I am pretty sure I wouldn’t be walking around the house as well as I am, were it not for my need to test those limits.
My PLS symptoms remain manageable even though I cannot do my regular physical therapy routine. I am happy about that and proud of my efforts throughout the long and dramatic decreasing of the doses.
Today makes ten days since I had my intrathecal baclofen pump removed. I can feel where the catheter tubing was pulled from around my body and I can feel where the pump pocket is healing. I am sure the incisions are healing because they are itching and burning.
I am ready to skip past the next part of the healing process, but I guess I have to choose to participate in that as much as I have chosen to do anything lately. Tuesday is my follow-up appointment to find out how my incisions are coming along.
I survived week one of recovery and so did my friends and Mr. Awesome, so I think it is ok. I have tried to learn a bit from week one, but I will keep you posted on how well I apply those lessons in week two!
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