Good morning, everyone. How are we doing this wonderful day? It's kind of dark and gloomy here - hence, I'm trying to convince myself that's it's a great day!! lol We are getting glimpses of sunshine, so maybe it will end up being a beautiful day after all...
It's been a busy week, but aren't they all, these days? About the time I think it's going to calm down, new things crop up and it gets even busier. One piece of good news, is that they did progress tests on my left hand at PT on Thursday. My grip strength is almost as good as my right hand and I can bend my fingers normally now. The pain is pretty much gone from the incision site, unless I really hit on something... PT has apparently, been good for me and I'm being released with a home program after my appointment on Tuesday. Although PT has only been 2 days/week for 1 hour each time, it's still something I've had to factor into my schedule and will now be able to remove. WooHoo!!
This week, especially, the past few days, I've been busy getting ready for a calligraphy Study Group that I'm hosting on the 6th, which is this coming Wed. Not a lot of time left, but I'm almost ready (I think). I still have a few things to get done, but most of them are food related or last minute cleaning.
I'm still trying to walk as many days/week with my neighbor. We're doing approximately a mile/day - some days more and some days, my appetite seems to be less than... In spite of the exercise and eating less, I'm staying, pretty much, at the same weight. This morning, when I stepped on the scale, I was exactly 0.1 lb less than last week, so I guess we can call it the same, though about mid week, I was down a pound... must be fluid fluctuation doing that.
I've started wearing my compression stockings again on a regular basis, in hopes of getting/keeping the swelling down in my feet/legs. They do help, but tend to get uncomfortable after a few hours. I'm looking for some lightweight (not made of nylon), that will work. Most are a bit too heavy weight... I'll find the perfect pair eventually, but they are expensive, so I'll need to wear out some of the ones I have now, before buying different ones. I've also been dispensed compression gloves (minus finger tips) for my hands to help with the swelling/pain caused by arthritis. They aren't the most comfortable, but they do help!!
So, that's my story. I hope you've had a good week and were able to meet your goals.
~~Wishing everyone a wonderful, successful week~~