So some people gather awards at work, write new books, reorganize companies. Meh. I have new accomplishments I'd like to brag about too. I can sleep on my side now with a cervical pillow wedged under me (though I'm stuck there all night) on top of the other wedges. I can also dress myself (though I still need some help with some of the routine). I caught up with a lot of correspondence/written work yesterday instead of staring at the computer screen wishing I could type more (though I had greatly increased pain from doing that). It's often two steps forward, one step back, but that's still progress.
I still have problems lying down flat. Won't bend that way, or can't do anything but hold my breath and try not to yell when I do. The PT didn't even try to have me lie down yesterday. It was a relief he recognized that too.
I sleep so much, especially after my pain level declines after a severe high (last night). I'm exasperated with my fatigue, though it's improved a lot. I need to get more done. Just glad to see many signs of improvement and much more independence.
My apologies that my blog reads more like a diary than commentary on significant events these days. The daily changes have been a lot to process, mentally and physically, though I'm glad to be feeling more like myself each day. I have a lot of mental responses to issues such as the kindergarten autism incident, but not enough mental energy to compose something as thoughtful as I should.
I did get an email from a friend yesterday asking if I'd tried yoga, acupuncture, etc, and I just looked at the email with horror. She jokingly referred to it as voodoo, though, so I think she meant as a just in case measure rather than "instead of" Western medicine. Yes, I use multiple modalities. But no yoga!