Sharing the lessons along the way…

Endings and Beginnings


To start off the new month, I saw the doctor who was managing my baclofen pump for what was likely the last time.  I have spent nearly every week in that office since May, so it was strange to leave there with no follow-up appointment.

The sutures are healing nicely on all three incisions, and I was granted permission to shower for the first time in 12 days.  That was so nice that after I finished the first long shower, I started another one.  I wasn’t granted pool permission for another week, which is probably when I will start working my way back onto the exercise bike.

I couldn’t escape the visit to this particular doctor’s appointment without there being a mistake of some sort, however.  It seems that putting the strength of the pain medication on the prescription is pretty important to a pharmacy.  Huh.  It was also a shock that it couldn’t be resolved in the same day.

While frustrated and in need of those medications, I couldn’t help but joke that it is good I get out of that office before they do succeed at killing me or driving me mad.  My experiences in the past decade with doctor’s offices could become a dark comedy routine.

While the rest of my day was grading presentations, my dogs and I were still under the continued care of Mr. Awesome.

Today, my world will look normal.  I am going to try to take the dogs for a short trek around the neighborhood in the power wheelchair to see how that feels, then Duke and I will go see the good folks at the Homeless Emergency Project.

I think I am making October 2013 the recovery month.  My efforts will be focused on taking care of these incisions, getting back to where I was several weeks ago (or better), taking care of any unfinished business, and then getting on with the business of creating what happens next.



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