Read this article yesterday
in the New York Times
and it inspired me on this onward journey.
She has a daughter that helps her continually
and I have had my son
now going on the third week,
will end soon but he has helped me immensely.
Always a mover in the past, slower at this time and pain never leaves
but I vow not to stop and continue stretches on the mat morning and evening even though
it is painful (but pain is less after 15 minutes.
After reading her story
it may become a reality that I live longer then my desire of 90 :)
Her words "I don't beg nobody for nothing, I wash, cook, iron, scrub, clean, mop, shop and put
gas in my car," pierced me deeply as I remember
the first of the year with 2 hospital stay after calls to 911 and arriving
home and needed some help and emotional support for several weeks
Now I was not neglected as so many have helped me to arrive where
this one is at this very moment.
There were some I probably begged
and said the words "I need you now" they did not arrive for many reason.
Issue closed and will not look back.
This day my son went with me to orthopedic doctor, his assistant Stacy
so knowledgeable about the what is going on with my neck and shoulders.
Just ongoing arthritis and it is going to get worse but I vow to not stop....
Wanted to make sure that rotter cuff surgery was not in the future and more information
on exactly what is going on.
Learned nothing new, no surgery, arthritis has deteriorated much in my shoulders,
just keep moving, rest more (not a good idea to get up at 4:30 and by 1:30 collapse
after none stopping, good diet (which I strive for.)
Cortison shots in both shoulders, must consider them every 6 months if they help
and they do immensely. Stay on Tylenol 8 hr Arthritis Pain morning and night
as it helps more then anything and is inexpensive over the counter medication.
Down to 1 mg of prednisone - like retreating from the Devil...
A beautiful day, doctor appointment, drive to Nashville to a Vietnamese restaurant(so good, a pancake filled
with shrimp, pork and sprouts).drive through Sylvan Park and viewed my past home,
stop at Dunkin Donuts for a latte and now home.....
The past 3 weeks so special
and son has helped me with over 90% of my to do list.
This time has helped me immensely
appetite has increased double - did gain 2 lbs :)
So onward I go.....