What does a day at home look like for me right now? Well, it mostly revolves around Sleep and PT exercises…even on the days I don’t have a PT session. Sometime between 5 and 7AM: wake up and feed the cats (more of a chore with the wheelchair than I’m used to it being), plus […]Read more "A Day at Home"
I expected to update more often, but this last week most consisted of more waiting than doing, so… My mom arrived on Friday morning and left on Wednesday. She did a ton of things around my apartment to make it easier for me to get around: rearranged furniture and storage items, took my bed apart, […]Read more "Week 1 at Home"
I was exhausted when I got home last night, so I didn’t get a chance to write. Here’s a rundown of my day yesterday. (Note: I started this post on Friday, the day after I got home, but didn’t have a chance to finish, so it’s a day off!) Wednesday night, my anxiety had lessened, […]Read more "Rehab: Day 5 and Transitioning Home"
My last full day here. Who knew that a “week” in insurance company language meant 5 days? Tomorrow, I’ll still have some therapy sessions, since I’m not leaving til late in the day, but mostly it will just be doing stuff to get ready to leave. I feel like today was exceptionally busy. I didn’t […]Read more "Rehab: Day 4"
I’m having trouble coming up with the words this afternoon. I had an emotional afternoon/evening, so I think I’m going to start with that, rather than going chronologically. Maybe then the words for the rest of the day will come more easily. During my last therapy session of the day, my case manager came to […]Read more "Rehab: Day 3"
My first day of therapy. And it’s a doozy of a day: PT at 9AM, OT at 2:30PM, PT at 5:30PM, and OT at 6:45PM. At 45 minutes per session, that’s 3 hours of therapy spanning 9am to 7:30pm. Both PT sessions are individual, while I have 1 individual and 1 group OT session. Since […]Read more "Rehab: Day 2"
My first official day of rehab. I was given my schedule of evaluations yesterday evening, just as I’ll be given my therapy schedule each day. Last night was much like every night this past week. Normally, I sleep on my right side, which doesn’t work right now! So, I have to find a different comfortable […]Read more "Rehab: Day 1 (Eval Day)"