""TAKING TWO STEPS BACK""
Wednesday, July 05, 2017
This is an update of how I'm doing. I've continued my exercises, up from 5 min. twice a day to 7 min. twice a day, mostly strength and some with weights and resistance bands. I've increased my walking from 10 min. twice daily to 20 min. twice daily. I had been feeling stronger, but not near to what I was. I will also be getting Home Health Care for 3 hours a week. I also learned from my social worker that I can get rides to my Dr.'s appt's., and also other service called "Dial-A-Ride" for other things, costing only $3.00. I have found out I am qualified for other things, and I don't feel guilty about accepting their help. Before this happened, I wouldn't have accepted the help, thinking I wasn't worthy of any help. I'm getting lots of love, prayers, and support from my family, and so, so, many friends. I need that, but I'm the only one who can do this for myself. I also had complete blood work, and the only thing wrong is I'm a little anemic, so have to get lots more iron. It's so hard sometimes. Then Sun. night I was at my computer, ordering groceries. Next thing I knew I was off the chair, my head hurting like hell. I'd had another seizure (for those who don't know I have epilepsy, and have had seizures since I was 19.) I fell to the side, and hit my head on the steam heater, cutting my head with about a 2" cut, not too deep, but enough to make it bleed. I also have another bump on top of my head, and my face and mouth are very sore. Monday, and yesterday I slept most of the day, and still have a couple of sore bumps on my head, and just being sore all over. I probably won't go walking till Friday. I feel like why now....it's like I have to start all over, because I lost the progress I made. I've cried a lot...at least it relieves some of the anger. So many have asked how I'm doing so I thought it was much easier to do it this way.
I'm doing the best I can, even with all the bumps in the road. I will get better, & I don't care how much time it takes.
Thanks everyone for caring.