Tuesday, December 5, 2006

Not So Good Day

Today has been a bad day-I have been hurting more than the last week or so. And I am once again feeling sad and lonely. I guess the two probably go together. I am down to taking pain pills twice a day (along with the fentynal patch I've been on for three years now), and spent the first half of the day waiting until the pain hit a level five and a half to take my first pain pill of the day.
 
I spent all day catching up on e-mail, going to various favorite sites and trying to convince myself that I am fine, just fine. And of course, in one way, I am fine. I saw my surgeon last week, and he was delighted, not to mention amazed that this long time diabetic healed so well (the incision, that is) and without any infection. He was beaming when he left, and was even nice to my worker's comp worker, who turned up to make sure I actually did have the surgery and am not ripping off the system.
 
Actually, she's okay, and has enabled me to take a cab to and from physical therapy, so I can go back to the people with whom I rehabbed the first time. Luckily I love them, because it will be a long, painful project. Ugh. On the other hand, I get the excitement of leaving the house twice a week, and even the 15 minute ride is out of the house! And it is 15 minutes, both ways! Such wild excitement.
 
I know that such good worker's comp treatment will end all too soon-probably by the end of the week, for I "ought" to be driving by now-never mind that I don't feel safe doing so. Not only will my free rides end, but my aide, too. Alas, I am still afraid of taking a shower alone, because if I am unsteady getting in or out, my first response is to reach out to brace myself with my right arm. A real no-no.
 
Part of my problem today is probably because Christmas is fast approaching, a difficult time for me.
 
Never mind, I've done my therapeutic crying for today, and tomorrow is almost here, and no doubt be better, or at least different.
 
Blessings, Margo
 

9 comments:

lisa41076 said...

Awwwwwwwww Margo, I am so sorry you had a bad day today, I hope tommorow is better for you, Sending you big hugs my sweet friend Love Lisa XO

ksquester said...

Tomorrow will be a better day. You have been through a lot and I am proud of your accomplishments.  Go listen to Bette Midler sing.  AND if you can stand it rent a funny movie.   Anne

dbaumgartner said...

In understand you apprehension but underneath that apprehension I see anticipation and maybe a hint of excitement.

Your life is changing every so much in a positive direction.  Step lightly and let the warrior woman in you lead the way.

Hugs,

Deb

hope5555 said...

Here's hoping to a better day today!  You deserve it. You have been through so much. I am amazed by your strength.

luvmort said...

Always a silver lining!  

donah42 said...

{{{{Margo}}}}---I'll give you a call soon...

csandhollow said...

I do hope ypu are doing better today. I know that somehow in the end it will all turn out good.

lrttklly said...

Hi Margo,
I am trying to catch up with your blog today.
I am so sorry that you have had to face so much alone.
It is so difficult to do, and very few people can truly understand the excitement of getting out of the house for any reason when you have been stuck inside with illness.
Many prayers for you and wishing you a blessed New Year full of pleasant surprises.
Love,
Loretta
p.s. I have been really "off" since this past autumn due to being put on anti-seizure meds. I will be working on helping AOL friends find my material, and I will be reposting the MySpace material on blogger.

lrttklly said...

Hi Margo,
I am trying to catch up with your blog today.
I am so sorry that you have had to face so much alone.
It is so difficult to do, and very few people can truly understand the excitement of getting out of the house for any reason when you have been stuck inside with illness.
Many prayers for you and wishing you a blessed New Year full of pleasant surprises.
Love,
Loretta
p.s. I have been really "off" since this past autumn due to being put on anti-seizure meds. I will be working on helping AOL friends find my material, and I will be reposting the MySpace material on blogger.