Today I have physical therapy, occupational therapy, radiation, and Dr. Day with Dr. Smith. So we leave the house at 9:30am and don’t get home until about 2:30pm or 3pm, yucky lol. But at least it keeps me moving and distracted! Praise God for that!
Not much to report right now, but I’ll update this post later today about PT and OT and anything Dr. Smith says:) thanks for reading everyone :))) thank God for allowing me to be able to share my story!
Update, 3:10pm: Amy and I just got home a few minutes ago from all today’s events. I had a great time just being one-on-one with my MIL. I prefer one-on-one with people rather than groups, the introvert in me. lol
Therapies were great; I had 2 physical therapy goals left to reach, and I reached one today! Now there’s only one left to achieve! WOOT! 😊 thank you God for helping me achieve this goal! Occupational therapy is going well and I’ll be in that a while longer after PT ends, but I think once I’m off the steroid, I hope, I’ll progress faster (and I’ll stop looking like a balloon chipmunk!) The steroid (and some other meds I’m on) have tremors and shakes (and swelling, ew) as a side effect, so once I’m off this icky steroid, I hope to shake my right arm much less. Using the wrist weight helps a lot!
I asked Dr. Smith about when I might be able to drive again. We discussed, since I haven’t been, like, legally distinguished as disabled I technically and legally could drive now; that being said, because of treatments and all the meds I’m on, it’s not safe, logical, or ethical for me to drive now. He wants me to wait at least 6 more weeks and then we’ll re-assess. I’m fine with that, I just was looking at how I could lighten the load on people around me.
So I think that’s all I needed to update you on? But in closing, I only have 11 radiation treatments left! Yay! It’s gunna take probably a few weeks for the steroid-swelling to begin going down is what the Doctor said, and a few weeks or months for my hair to start re-growing after radiation ends. Thank you Lord for letting this have been a painless, basically-hassle less, radiation process. All glory goes to God. I can’t, He can!