April 19th, 2012

The joyful day!

Updates from the last couple of days

Tuesday night/Wednesday morning
sleep is proving to be a bit of a problem. the pain is not a problem, meds are working very well. I need to keep arms elevated so I am on the recliner surrounded by pillows.

kitties have been very sweet, taking turns cuddling Lizzie and I (she's on the couch in case I need anything).

and my amazing love. she is so fierce when she goes into caretaker mode. I am so fortunate to have her sharing this life we have for so many reasons.

Wednesday
Another update. I have not needed pain meds since last night. Been using ice frequently, and still keep my arms elevated most of the time. Lizzie has been making me get up every hour or so and walk around. I wear out easily, but not terribly.

I did have a worry before a nap today. I felt a bit of constriction in my chest, which was worrisome ... until I realized that it was muscle pain from having to get up off the couch without using my hands.

Things are going as well as they could be. I go in for a followup on Tuesday. The wraps come off on Friday. I'm staying home this week and probably back to work on Monday.
The joyful day!

Another report

I am feeling so much better today. Lizzie and I ran out for lunch and to the store, and I didn't collapse entirely after. My wrists hurt a bit, but not terribly. I can't turn them much yet, but that is getting better all the time. A shower this morning was interesting, took gloves, a garbage bag cut in half, some tape and two elastic head bands.

Lizzie is going to work tomorrow, leaving me here. Ian will be home through the morning though.

We can take off the wrapping tomorrow, that will happen when Lizzie gets home.

The most important thing, tonight I will go sleep in my bed, rather than propped up on the couch. I have kept my wrists elevated for much of the last two days, I think I can go lay down now.