Sunday, August 28, 2011

Staying comfortable

Right now, the only comfortable position for my arms and shoulders seems to be lying down. When I go out in public, I have to keep my left arm up, which then causes me to tense up my right side, too. Even sitting up in my chair is uncomfortable or at a table.

My last arm radiation treatment is tomorrow so this week I hope to begin addressing the lymphedema, pain, and strength in my arms and I can get out and about more.

I need to ask my dad and Scott to clean out my Humanities office this week.

We are also going to try to hold a birthday party at the pool this coming Saturday for Eddie - a very belated one. ineed to find out how many kids from his class will be in town for the holiday week.

I do think things are getting incrementally better, but is frustrating just the same. My dad reminds me that for several weeks after her heart surgery, she was very weak, shaky, and mom did everything for her. Now, she is doing things for me and has even built the deck. So she is a good role model for me to follow. Slowly but surely, right?


j said...

Slowly but surely. I'm sure you will be "gaterept" (the word verification "word") in good time. I also suspect that you body is burning a lot of energy trying to heal, heal, heal. That healing takes its toll too, counterintuitive as that might sound. Rest and relaxation and finding happiness where you can seem to be the order of the day.

I do not envy anyone your clean out of your Humanities Office. Is this move kind of a biggie? Sending you loads of love across the miles.

Joanna said...

I hope the pain gets lessened as radiation is over and you are able to heal. Slowly but surely is so much better than not healing...I hope you are more comfortable soon.

MisAnthropology said...

Oh my gawd.... you and Stonewall Jackson! Not the best of associations, given that he was a Confederate general, but he was also recognized by one and all as a brilliant tactician.

j said...

"I do not envy anyone your clean out of your Humanities Office." <-- use words much??!! I meant "I don't envy you having to clean out your office" Mine is a cave filled with paper at the moment.