It's five days after the carpal tunnel release and am in the same blue funk I was at this stage after the first one. Everything is a chore -- washing my face, brushing my hair, getting dressed, completing the simplest of tasks. My right hand is at about 85% -- a little pain, but mostly lack of strength. I'm working on that, though and have opted not to do the physical therapy as I have 100% range of motion. Better to leave the therapy spots to someone who really needs it.
Yesterday I drove to Costco, bought a few things and then put gas in my car. It took a little longer to wrestle with the cart and juggle the gas pump and credit card, but I did it and it felt good to get out.
Well, daughter just called and she thinks I should go to the gym with her. I think she's right -- although it will take me about an hour just to get my sports bra on -- got to harness the girls! Better get started...
- I am a retired English teacher and department head, the mother of three, grand mother of three, and have been married to the same man for 42 years. I subscribe to Dr. PM Forni's concept of Civility. I was born in South Philadelphia and grew up in the 'burbs. I love soft pretzels and cheesesteaks, the Phillies, the Eagles, and San Diego. I love being Mom, Aunt Kathy, Nona Kathy, and Teacher. I spend a lot of time in my gardens in the spring and summer, and in the winter I plan what I'm going to plant. I also am an avid reader and photographer.