Tuesday night was a rough night for me, I was very sick & vomitted most of the night. The next day I was too weak to complete my physical therapy session. I was unable to eat hardly anything. Towards the afternoon, I began to feel a little better. James & Jamie stopped by again. Frank & Barbara stopped by for a visit too, they bought me a bag of "smellies"(lotion, hand sanitizer, and lip balm), along with some homemade cookies - I believe baked by Pam & Laura...yum yum.
Last night was a reply of the night before, no sleep. My Occupational Therapist got me out of bed at 7am.. She made sure that I was able to dress myself, which I did with a little wiggling :-)
While I was trying to get into the wheelchair, I fell on my therapist, & pushed her into the curtain - luckily, she caught me & helped me into the chair. She took it easy on me during our session, no standing excercises.
Right after breakfast, I had physical therapy for 1 1/2 hours. I was still dizzy, but wanted to continue on,Wheww, they definitely pushed me! I walked 50 ft with modified crutches, and a little help every now & then from my therapist. My arms are really tired now. They are pushing me harder than most because they say I am young & they don't want me getting comfortable with a walker. I'm glad they are pushing me.
I also walked up & down 4 steps - no help needed going up & only needed help on the 1st step going down. I'm making slow progress right now, but once I get my dizziness under control, watch out!
My doctor sais that my team's goal for me leaving here is Juine 15th =-a lot of work to do in a short period. Once I leave here, I will have to go to day therapy every day for a few months....Shelly gets to go to camp :-D
Henry Parker & Donna Vrable stopped by to visit today. Dotty Brewer stopped by also. She told me that I was on her church's prayer list & gave me a copy. I am blessed to have so many people praying for my full recovery. Sgt. Douglas dropped by shortly after she left. It was great seeing him & being told that my job is still there for me. He also gave me a card & book(that I have been wanting to read) from John Kuykendal, Leslie Stewart, and their four-legged babies.
James bought me fresh fruit & potato soup. After dinner, he signed me out & took me for a stroll around the hospital. It felt so good going outside & breathing fresh air!!!!! He is so good to me.
Well, my doctor is going to change my meds tonight, so hopefully I will have a quiet night - keep your fingers crossed!