Monday, April 12, 2010
what a difference a day makes..!
these pictures of me tonight getting ready to go walk..and this is what my legs look like now..
today has been so totally different than yesterday was..our moods and our whole outlook on everything changed in one day..overnight, we all became the smiling and happy family we was before..i dont know what happened to everyone over the weekend, but we are all back to normal now..that feels nice..i like that feeling when everything is going good..
and this being a monday..you would think it would be a long awful day..i kept hearing everyone today say this is monday all day! ..yep it sure was..and it was a great monday..all day! i got up so early this morning ..you would think i would be tired by now..but i have my second wind right now..my head stopped hurting and were all doing well..i had to go to leg therapy today and get my legs wrapped..now iam in 2 castes and boy is it hard to do anything..i wasnt sure i could even drive with these things on..they are hard as rocks and they go all the way up to the knee..i guess they have to be this way..they are compression wraps so they are there to get the fluid out of the legs..but wow both at the same time..well we got it done and then we discovered i couldnt put my shoes on..so i had to drive home in my socks..hehe actually the socks do better than the castes shoes i have on now..
but i am really having a hard time walking in them, and just trying to get my balance is really hard to do..but i have 3 weeks to do this so i had better get used to it..i will see in the morning how much fluid i lose in the beginning..that will be fun..my therapists told me i would lose alot weight with the fluid coming out..so im shooting for 20 pounds..hehe wouldnt that be nice..
well i surprised myself tonight..i went out and walked a mile in these shoes..hehe joke ..but i did..i walked a whole mile in castes..it took me twice as long to get around here but i did it..now hopefully i will get better at it before long..
this has been a very productive day..i am very glad i got up this morning and went to therapy..now i have to do it all over again tomorrow..maybe tomorrow will be an even better day..my calories dont ever seem to be a problem anymore..and my walking has become habit now..so i know i am on my way to a brighter future..
hope you all have a good night..
GOB BLESS YOU ALL