Waving hello to everyone, and a huge thank you all for your good wishes and support. I’m recovering well. It’s been about 2 1/2 weeks, and I’m off pain pills in the day, I just take Tylenol if, and when, needed. Nights are a little tougher, but I do pretty well. I saw my surgeon last week, we did some x-rays, and everything looks good so far. I have a plate and six screws in my cervical spine Once I saw the images, I had a little more patience with myself, and a better grasp of why it takes six weeks to three months at the very least to heal. I’m already having fewer headaches, which is great. I still have tinnitus and think I always will, and I’ll cope with that. Millions of people do. As for the nerve pain, it seems a little better, but I won’t really know about that for weeks yet since I’m not at my regulator activity level. And it can take a long time for nerves to improve.
Wizard has been a rock star through this. He’s doing everything, cooking, cleaning, grocery shopping, walking Maggie every day and all the usual work he does around the house like cutting yards, etc. After the first week, I’ve been doing a little more each day, trying to make it a bit easier on him. This weekend I was even able to cook breakfast with just a little help. Wizard never complains though. He’s a little tired, but who can blame him!
We had a little scare this week with Maggie, but she’s fine now. Tuesday morning, she jumped off a side hill and went suddenly lame in her right rear leg. We thought she’d been stung by a bee, but I couldn’t find the stinger, and she couldn’t stand or walk on the leg. Luckily, Maggie has a great vet, Dr. Tran, whom Youngest Son’s fiance works with as a Vet Assistant. They got us in, and after examining Maggie, the vet was pretty sure it was a bite or sting of some kind too. But obviously Maggie was having a pretty dramatic reaction and swelling. She gave her a steroid injection, and because I wasn’t feeling well, they kept her for a few hours to watch her. After about an hour, Maggie was finally able to walk on her leg again. We were so fortunate! Finance then brought her home for us after work, along with a small amount of meds. She was such a huge help! I really don’t know what I would have done without our soon-to-be-daughter-in-law and Dr. Tran. We really appreciate them both so much. Maggie has been fine since then.
As for writing, I’m still officially off per my doctor, but I’ve printed out my book to read though as I feel up to it. No pressure, but it gives me something else to focus on and think about when I’m feeling restless. I’ve been reading a little, but a lot of time I’m just watching TV and counting my brain cells as they die off, LOL!
In other news, two of my sons and their wives are going through a tough time with sick family members or animals. We love them all so much, and wish we could fix things, but sometimes, all we can do is support them. Life isn’t always easy or fair, is it? But as we go into a week where we celebrate being thankful here in the U.S., I am thankful for sons who are trying their best to help those they love.
And I am thankful for all of YOU who’ve been supportive of me as I’ve battled this physical problem with my neck.
Now that I’ve rambled on, tell me how things are going for you! How was your weekend? Anything new going on?
I still won’t be posting regularly for a couple more weeks, but I’ll keep checking in.