Monday, May 5, 2008
End of my Day
Spring has finally arrived in Iowa. The birds and bunnies are mating, the trees are blooming. The breeze is warm. Its a wonderful feeling.
I went to PT. Mona is my therapist. I have had her before. She marvels at my limberness and is amazed I am still doing as good as I am doing. She knows my history. I tell her again I refuse to give in to the pain and become stuck in some wheelchair. Not yet. Not this year and hopefully ever.
There is little they can do for my middle back. I guess I knew that, I guess I have been told that before but you still keep hoping something will help. She gave me some new exercises and taped my back to give me some additional support. I told her about my bike ride, she just shakes her head and that I needed to start my training. I will do whatever I need to do.
Tomorrow I call my insurance company to see if they will pay for a TEN's unit. It helps some people with the pain. Maybe I am one of them. I have to admit to being alittle depressed about the entire thing but things could be worse. Right. As a nurse I know it could.
We grilled today and then I went for a ride around the neighborhood on my bike. Yikes. I have so much work to do. I plastered at my son's, a new skill for me but otherwise the ride is the most I did. It is beautiful out.
Now I am going to hit my awful hill with the dog. She flies up it, I gasp and wheeze. But the view will be wonderful. Take care all.
Posted by Julie at 5:08 PM