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I am lying on the couch with foot elevated and large bag of frozen peas on top of compression sock on top of Arnica I rubbed into ankle ..Achilles... top of foot, shin... heel- worrying I may struggle sleeping tonight.
I feel sick of this after 7 months but need to remind myself I am in a much better place than the first 4-5 months! Omg the constant intense physical pain I felt then-along with not being able to sleep ,shower myself- walk- get groceries..the difficulty of answering the phone because unable to manage two things at oncce...sit at a table for a meal without feet elevated-the struggle of getting ready to eat and realizing I forgot something and must get up, paying people to walk my walk dog 3xs a day. Losing my routine- having a new routine of X-rays doctors...Ugh.
Starting to walk once I was allowed to wb- the difficulty..the exhaustion. .the pain .
I hope i (and all of us!)continue to improve and can look back in another few months and another few- and a year or two- and feel hopeful. And I know it could be worse- thank god we are not a group of people who have brain injuries or are paralyzed-but I still do have days where I feel frustrated and sorry for myself and a little fearful of how If i will recover well enough I think that's okay.
I am grateful to have this group where we can give and get support.
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