Even my ex emailed me this morning, 'cuz his phone died, to check on me again and wish me well for my doc visit. Wow. I feel very loved. Another ex "im'd" me yesterday too!
Kinda gives one pause doesn't it? I was also told by my drama nurse that I'm supposed to take that same med., Warfarin, after 4 pm but in the hospital I was given everything at the same time. Typically in the morning. Oh well, I'm alive, I'm healing beautifully what else do I need?
Today I have my final at-home PT visit and tomorrow I go to out-patient PT. Thankfully, it's only about 5 min. from my house and I can work, after this 1st evaluation, with someone I know although it was my niece J (brothers daughter) but that would be a bit of a commute. She said she would only make me cry once or twice/session. Nice right?!? Don't get me wrong, I loved my at-home PT. She was nice, professional, encouraging, informative and always available for questions. I sent the CPM machine away as my PT said I no longer needed it and am getting a letter allowing me to work a few hours/day but only office work. Yuck, but it gets me outa the house & feeling productive again. Somewhat. My other niece J. (sisters daughter who lives here) is gonna take me to my appointment tomorrow. Luckily, she works from home and is again only about 7 min. from me. The doc said I could drive but not on the meds and I need to take the meds when I go to PT! Hmmmmmm, a dilemma, right?
I have begun 1 of the projects I wanted to get to in my house though. The dreaded pantry in the kitchen. I must admit, I no longer knew all that was in there 'til I began pulling stuff off of the shelves. I've only done 2 of the 5. I think I'll only re-do the bottom shelf to finish, unless I come up with some brilliant plan for the spices & snap-ware shelves. I doubt it though. They seem to be fairly perfect as they are. I had a large baggie full of condiment packets that most of which were dried up & gross. I just threw the whole thing away.
My dream is to install pull-out shelves in the kitchen cabinetry but that'll be expensive & I'm outa expendable cash now. Sometime in the far future. I must say, what I've done looks incredible. You can see everything & it's all easy to get to. Makes me feel good.
I've been walking the dog on my own this week, no cane, no nothing. Needless to say, we're not breaking any speed records but he's so happy to be out & walking regularly again and I'm thrilled to be outside and gaining my independence again. Ole Putney is even teasing the kitten a little more these last few days.
We bought Putney a huge dog bed as he seemed to like his cousin Rowdy's bed. He's finally lying on it. It took him some time to realize it was his. The guy with the CPM machine asked me if I wanted the padding that was on my machine as they just throw it all away so I thought, maybe the cat would like it for a bed too to I said "Sure!" Haven't seen him lie on it yet. Oh well, no sweat. Hmmm, seems the kitten also likes the big dog bed.
Well, I did my pt, finished the entire pantry which now has w/room to spare! Amazing! Took Putney for an over 1 mile walk, came home and ate a sandwich before driving to the store to buy some beloved salad, turned the ignition key on in my sis' car and .....it won't turn over. Ahhhggggg! NO! Not fair. I text G. and she says there's a new battery in it & she has no idea whats wrong. Great. She tells me she'll come by after work but I want, nay, I NEED a salad now!
So, I walked down to Safeway. As soon as I got home I took an oxy. I knew I'd done more than intended for the day. Then, can you guess what I did? Huh? Can you? You should be able to...I ate my salad.
I AM SO HAPPY NOW!
Salad fix complete. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!
G. did come by last night and of course the car turned over. Turns out it was the spare key that seemed to be the problem. So, she gave me her key, took a look at my beautifully arranged pantry and left. In case you missed it in previous blogs, we traded vehicles because mine is a manual transmission and hers is an automatic. At this point it's easier for me to drive the automatic.
Today's task is to tackle the kitchen counters. I have very little but can make more sense of it. Ha-ha.
Well, again, please dance for me everyone & let me live through your movement & music. By the way, speaking of music, Key Ingredients of African Soul will be playing Sunday night, 6:00pm for their record/cd release party at the Monterey Court Studio Galleries and Cafe here in Tucson, Az. I'm hoping to go & celebrate with them. Maybe I'll see you there.
Peace out everyone. By the way, people, I've changed the workout page today. Give it a looksey.