Monday, January 26, 2009

the process of healing...

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
Lao-tzu, The Way of Lao-tzu
Chinese philosopher (604 BC - 531 BC)
Okay, here's to steppin' real soon!! I can't wait. The surgeon, Dr. Weiss, says he will let me put weight on my leg at my next appointment. That will be February 9th. I sure hope he tells me I can drive 'cause I'm down right Stir Crazy!

Xrays January 8th, 2009

11 days after surgery (including lovely colors from bruising and cellucitis).

view of leg today, January 26, 2009
Looks really good, don't ya think?

I'm very pleased with the progress. There is a significant amount of adhesion going on under those scars and I'm working on releasing those. It's do-it-now with some discomfort or wait and do it later with LOTS of discomfort and hard work. The major effect of the adhesions right now is a difficulty in Eversion.

There is a lot of metal in that leg now (as you can see in the xrays). That doesn't bother me as long as it stays and my body doesn't give me trouble with it. I do not plan to be cut into ever again if I can help it. I may have some hiccups if and when I ever fly on commercial air lines.

My recovery has seemed very slow. Time is relative, I guess. I'm just bored and frustrated that I can't be out doing the things I love... well, not yet. In actuality, I believe recovery has been pretty rapid. I have, historically healed rather slowly, something I get from my mother. But this time it seems my body is cooperating nicely. I believe I can attribute that to my change in lifestyle, activities and attitude. My career change and my entry into the world of alternative medicine has been good for me in SO MANY ways. This recovery process is just another example of that.

Once again, I thank my lucky stars for finding my way to that world.
And in "Lucky Stars" I mean, my BEST BUDDY - C who inspired me, mentored me, and told me the BEST (ONLY) school to attend and My teacher/employer/FRIEND - Pam who has taught me everything she knows, groomed me to be a great therapist and teacher and who has been a terrific friend and confidante.
I love you guys more than I can express!


Julie Brown said...

Hey Peg, haven't kept up with twittering or your blog-sorry! I knew you had something going on and I wasn't sure if it was an accident or surgery. I should have reached out sooner.

I am so happy to see you are recovering well. You are so right about alternative therapies-with traditional and alternative medicines combined, it can be a whole different and better world.

I'm trying to get my hubby to see our chiropractor b/c he has bad carpal tunnel (has been diagnosed and told surgery is the answer.) The chiro told me she had success with her father & carpal tunnel.

Re-twittering-about a month ago I got extremely afraid b/c I twittered directly to someone & the message was too long. It was about taking my son for his wisdom teeth out and he had to take a Valium before and he was a very happy camper. My FB status ended up saying "very high--funny!"

I got tons of comments and much embarrassment so I didn't twitter for a long time, until I had done more research.

Anyhow, let me know if you need anything. I did notice from FB you were down there for awhile. No wonder! Plus this time of year sucks if you have depression, even if it's treated, which mine is. It just hits me in January. However, as the days become noticeably longer, it is much better.

TTYL and feel better soon!


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