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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Back in Tulsa

I've returned to my Tulsa apartment with my husband for a couple weeks. It's nice to be in our apartment again. He's been off work since a little before my surgery, so we're hoping that his job starts up again soon... it's getting stressful again, though I'm so grateful that he's been able to be with me through the surgery and recovery process. There's some stuff around the apartment and some paperwork that needs taken care of, but the major focus is on RECOVERY. I'm trying to take it easy. We've been watching movies, playing games, cooking together more, and having indoor s'mores.

The incisions and extension connectors on my back are very tender, the battery in my hip is sore/tender, and my neck range of motion is greatly restricted and painful still. My neck is so stiff, and feeling the wires move around as I move my neck is so... weird! I'm trying heat and neck stretches, but it's difficult. I tried walking on our treadmill for 5 minutes today, and it gave me a headache. My migraines have been much fewer, and I'm eating better than I was before the surgery... I think I'm gaining back part of the weight I lost after the accident and from all the meds... finally!

The 4.5 or 5 hour drive back here to Tulsa the other day (luckily, Jeremy drove the whole way) was BRUTAL for my head and body, so hopefully I'll be doing better in a week and a half when I have to make the trip back down to Texas for more doctors... or at least take some pain meds for the ride.

I've got a few ideas for some upcoming posts... I'm just having to work on things in little pieces. THANK YOU ALL for your care, support, thoughts, and prayers. I really appreciate (and need) it. BLESSINGS!

5 comments:

  1. Glad you are on the healing path, and your appetite is returning!

    I quite feeling the wires at about 2 months after surgery.

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  2. I'm so glad you're back home and noticing a little bit of progress! I will continue to pray for you sweetie! Take care and God Bless you!

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  3. I can only imagine how wonderful it must be to be back at home in your own bed.
    Looking forward to more posts:)

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  4. Take care of yourself. I'm so glad to hear that you're beginning to heal. Still praying here...

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