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Crossing the Threshold

Posted Jul 18 2009 11:58pm
Why the picture of Obama? Because he gives me hope for the future of this country, and right now I'm feeling so good that I'm quite full of hope for my own future so I thought it seemed appropriate.

I've crossed the 6-week threshold. This is about the time when the doctor said I'd be healed up and back to normal. And I have to admit, I'm feeling pretty good. I seem to have gotten the programming figured out much better on this stimulator so I've been doing quite well. I haven't missed any work in the last two weeks and in fact I even earned a couple of extra hours this week! That's the first time that's happened since 2007 so it is kind of a big deal. I must be getting used to the tight wires in my neck because they don't bother me much at all...it's been at least 2 weeks since I've had a freak out about them and had to go lie down. I'll still probably get it fixed this fall if I can, but at least it's not a hugely pressing issue at the moment, which is a relief. Most of my surgical pain is gone. I have a few random pangs here and there but if I press on the incisions, they don't hurt. I rarely notice the battery in my way anymore either, I guess I'm getting used to that too. Sometimes I touch it for some reason and it surprises me because I forget it's there. I still have hematomas on each side of my head, which is getting annoying, but I figured I'd give those at least 2 more weeks before I really start to worry about them enough to call a doctor. I'm kind of over seeing doctors constantly. I'm enjoying the break from them.

I said I would give myself at least 6 weeks before I started riding my horses. Since the farrier is coming this weekend to trim their hooves, they should be good to go this weekend just like me. So maybe I'll take the old mare out and give her a go and see how everything feels. I don't know that I'm quite ready to take the mustang out yet but that has to do with more than just my surgery...he needs a little tuning up as well!

So all is good. I have a few more ideas for posts but I'm afraid that soon I'll be feeling so normal that I won't have anything left to write about!
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