1-6-16 (day 66)
Wednesday, January 06, 2016
I am proud of myself for yesterday. I made sure to stay well within my limits and really rested my body. Boy did I sleep deep the last couple of nights! I napped yesterday and did minimal movement. I believe I benefited from that. My knee and ankle are doing much better. Not 100% but pretty close to. Swelling is down about 90% on my knee and almost gone on my ankle. My hand...another story. Still as swollen as the moment I saw it, and still hurts to move it in the index knuckle. Even hurts to put gloves on. I really am babying that. No naps for me today, but no unnecessary movement either yet. I will get back to more of the regular things today but will hold off on putting extra stress on my joints for today and possibly tomorrow just to make sure they are ok.
The past couple of days I felt absolutely horrible. I equate it to maybe 3 years ago, before I re-joined SP. I was just so swollen all over my body, couldn't breathe, hurt to breathe. Eyes puffy just so stiff to movement. Nauseous anytime I ate or drank. Just felt horrible. Today, I feel so much better! I didn't stretch yesterday. Today I think I may try a little of that and to try to move full range of my knee and ankle. Not fast! But try to limber it up after being swollen for a couple days. CAREFUL is key today with me. I do believe this time around I learned my lesson to not over do. At least THIS TIME lol.
I ate right for me this morning and I have lunch and dinner already made and ready to go so I wont do a quick non healthy go to. My middle son gets his wisdom teeth out today and is a basket of nerves! So dealing with that is going to mainly be my day. Hubby took off for that too. Our middle son has severe anxiety anyway, to put this on it too has made him even worse. He isn't really being cooperative either which makes it difficult to help him. I have done all I can do to prepare us and him for this. It is up to him how he decides to handle how it goes. Cooperation will make it go much more smooth and less painful. I hope he realizes that after he has it done. I love that kid and hate to see him make things worse because he wont cooperate.
Wish me luck! I am in touch with my patience for sure! Just need the good luck!