I was discharged from the hospital yesterday and got home around 5pm. There are some concerns that need further testing and investigation and the need for surgery has not been completely ruled out yet but I’m cautiously optimistic that I’m on the path to returning to normal.
Much to Finn’s dismay I’m setting myself up in the arm chair rather than reclining love seat. I’m short and my feet don’t reach the floor in any of our chairs so the little stool helps me keep the proper body alignment.
Finn is not thrilled about not being able to sit with me but he can sit on his quilt and keep his eye on me and can come over for a cuddle in my lap now and then.
As much as I want to run right down and sew today I’m not going to. I didn’t really get any clear guidance about going back to “work” but my body is telling me I need to take it slow. We’ll see how I feel in a couple days.
I did an easy walk on the treadmill this morning and am so thankful we got it at the beginning of this year. It’s been a blessing since this episode started the beginning of July – walking is still one of the best things I can do to be active and the pain is less when I’m walking.
I’ve also got a referral to PT in progress. I’ve been doing a lot of Yoga stretches the last couple months trying to resolve my sciatica but after talking to the Physical Therapist in the hospital, I shouldn’t have been doing poses that twisted me based on the back issues causing my sciatic pain. I had already been doing some of the ones in this slide show (scroll down) and I’m being really careful about what I’m doing until I get started with PT but I did do an easy session this afternoon.
I have not been up to responding to each message but wanted to thank you all for your support and encouragement.