Friday, December 23, 2016

Update




This is just to say that I'm managing pretty well at home. John, with help from Justin and Claui, is doing the heavy lifting here -- cooking etc. -- while I hobble about with my walker or sit with my feet elevated or do my PT exercises.

I have managed to wrap presents, scramble an egg for my breakfast, wash a few dishes, change the sheets on my bed, and do a little dusting (self-prescribed occupational therapy.) 

A home health physical therapist visited on Tuesday and I am beginning to wean from the use of the big, clompy, annoying-to-get-on-and-off boot to an ordinary lace up sneaker. My foot has a tendency to swell after I walk around for any length of time, therefore I do a lot of the aforementioned foot elevating.

But what a joy to do it at home, surrounded by Christmas and family (that includes the dogs and kittehs)!  

8 comments:

Anvilcloud said...

Small steps -- literally, I guess.

daybreak said...

Once again I am humbled by your fortitude! Home for Christmas was well deserved.

Frances said...

Dear Vicki, your update truly gives us a picture of how supportive you family is being, and how that contributes to the joy this particular Christmastime. It must be very tempting for you to "over do" things, but so important to keep to a steady progress regimen.

Wishing you and yours a fabulous Christmas...glad that you all are able to celebrate it together. xo

Bernie said...

Merry Christmas to you and yours dear lady. It's been quite a year for all of us, especially for you. So happy you are home to celebrate with your loved ones. Enjoy! xoxo

Barbara Rogers said...

Great going, Vicki! That you can do the moving and wrapping, so wonderful. Enjoy the season!

Darla said...

Fantastic! Sounds like you are moving forward quickly; seems like it takes forever and then you reach a milestone and go, wow, that was fast. Or often does for me. How did you manage to change the sheets?! I can get them off the bed, but not back on due to my slow-to-recover wrist/hand -- and I know you had a shoulder injury, so is that all better? No matter, of course -- you are home and recovering! YA-YA!

Vicki Lane said...

My shoulder is much better and I can manage the sheets. I don't have full range of motion yet -- can't do anything with my hair -- but in general the left arm is mostly operative. Still doing the exercises though.

Jim Egerton said...

Glad to hear you are still healing and getting better. Best wishes to you and your family in 2017.