Last night felt like a step back. I was i pain all night (and no, I did not take painkillers). I got up shortly after 5 because it was just useless to even pretend I was going to get any more rest. Then, after my shower, it was fine. I’ve been doing really well all day. It was also a day of blessed relief from miles and miles of typing.
Right now, I am writing with my hand out fo the sling and it feels good – or as good as it can feel given the circumstances.
Julie took me shopping: I have a house full of food. I did my invoicing, lined up stories and interviews for next week and tomorrow – and had a nap after lunch. Then Lynn, the cleaning person, came over and I vamoosed with Abby for a couple of hours. The walk in the park was terrific. Still no pain.
Lynn left about 20 minutes ago. My place shines and sparkles. I have clean sheets on the bed! The floors are clean. Teh bathroom is spotless. The kitchen shines. Really – it’s a wonderful thing. I have already arranged for her to come back in a couple of weeks one more time (or possibly two more times. After all, I have cleaning but I love having my place clean.)
So now, it’s almost the end of the week. I have a crazy busy day tomorrow, but I feel organized. I am not in pain. I might sleep better tonight. All things are possible. I will cook tonight instead of having cereal. I am hiking on Saturday. Soon – ver soon – this arm will be whole again and I will be 100%.
I remember now how blessed I really am.
If I cold have just one more thing – just one: someone to come and massage my shoulders. Yes, that would be very good. And on Sunday I am going to try to figure out a way to do my nails – toe and finger. Should be interesting.