Hello everyone!. I thought I would give you just a quick update. Grandma has over 50% swallowing, so they are letting her have some jello I think or it might be applesauce. The first day I heard about this she had 50% and they said they would let her try some jello to see how she would do. Then the next day was a little more and I heard something about applesauce. I am not quite sure. Also, today my uncle called my grandmothers name, and I guess she was asleep, and it sounded like my uncle was in distress so she whipped her head around real fast. Almost all the way to the left, everyone saw this, even the nurses, they went whoa, they were a little startled that she could do that. That is some improvement.
Also when Health South releases Grandma we are having her put into Manor Park to continue her therapy. This will also give us time to get the house ready for her, for when she is ready to come home. We want her to have as much physical therapy that she can get, that way she will be able to do more for herself when she does come home. She is a strong, proud woman, and this will get her back on her feet, and not have to depend on us as much. She was already having to depend on us because of her not being able to see very well. I was helping to balance her checkbook, and pay her bills, mom, and my uncle was taking her to doctor appointments and to the store. Now this it will be too much if she can’t do for herself when she gets home. So we are making sure she has all the physical therapy that she needs before she gets home.
If she needs some additional once she is home we will make sure she has that also. We are just happy and blessed that she is still with us. She is our Christmas Miracle. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays Everyone
Sorry I have not posted anything since this morning. After I had gotten back from my physical therapy appointment,and doing some grocery shopping. I came back home and cooked Turkey chili for supper. I tried to surf the net while I was doing the cooking, but I was having some issues with the the internet.
After I finished eating and cleaning up, I tried again to and no luck. So here I am doing a quick post to let you know that I am having technical difficulties with the internet. Here lately it has been having these little lags, or as my niece calls them hiccups. We are going to have to call provider to see what is going on, and let them know I am not paying for air. We are are paying for a service and we expect to b able to get onto the internet when we need to.
WELL I better call it a night I have to get up early for a Doctors appointment for my shots for my knee. I have to be there by 9:15am. My sister is taking me in case they don’t want me to drive. My Mom Is taking my grandmother for her procedure.She is going in to have her heart put back into rhythm. They have been trying to figure out why she has been tired all the time and gives out walking long distances. They found out that her heart is out of rhythm, or called heart arrhythmias. So they have to stop her heart and restart her heart to get it back in rhythm. I will let you now more tomorrow.
Knee (Photo credit: mariandy_gizfel)
I survived my second day of physical therapy. The day went great, and no pain in my knee. After my first day of therapy, I am having pain in my gluteus, hamstrings, and calves. I can barely lift my legs, or sit in a chair. If I need to get up and get anything, I basically decide I don’t need it. I hurt to get up, but my knee don’t hurt. Just everything else. After today’s session we will see how sore I will be tomorrow. If I am too sore, maybe I will just stay in bed and not move.
I DO NOT LIKE PAIN!!!!!! I have until my next appointment on Wednesday @3pm to get over from being sore. I also have to set up an appointment for my injections for my knee, they have come in. The Doctor’s office called yesterday to let me know and to let me know what my part of the cost would be($312.42). I told them to let me get paid and I would set up an appointment next week. So I have to call them Monday and set one up. I will need to set it up opposite my physical therapy appointment, because I can’t do anything for 24 hours. Some say that the shot can be painful, and some say there is no pain. I hope I have no pain.
Right now I just want the pain in my lower half to go away. I will have to do some stretches to get the muscles used to the exercises that I am doing. Until my next session this is a painful book junkie, thank God I have a lot of books in my room I need to read. Until tomorrow, Jennifer out.
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Finally I have an appointment at the physical therapist for an evaluation at 12:45 tomorrow. After waiting almost 2 weeks for an appointment, I finally have one. Also tomorrow I will know if I will be going back to work or not. Apparently the Doctor has let the people who is handling my short-term disability leave of absence, that I can go back to work with restrictions. One of those restrictions is that I cannot lift anything heavy. I have to find out what the weight limit is, so they can find a place for me at work and if the don’t have a place that I can work then they will extend my leave of absence.
As I was reading over the Doctors notes that he sent me. It said that I could go to work and be a greeter, but I was still a liability to them because I could fall walking from the parking lot and in the store. At least now with the physical therapy I will have some extra help in loosing weight. This will help me in getting to my goal of losing 50-60 pounds so I can have my surgery. Now if I can only get my new knee brace in, everything will be just great.
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