Friday, May 22, 2015

Up and dressed.

Survived the first day of physical and occupational therapy. I did more than I expected.  But I also discovered the limits.   Lots of work to do.  Simple things.  I was 80% able to dress myself morning.    The brace will present some challenges. 

Concepts I have studied for years are very real.  When you are this dependant on others the attitude and quality of the caregivers becomes hyper critical.  I  called in Wonder Woman and simply said, there are power and control issues with X. WW was well trained.  She knew I felt vulnerable to a caregiver who was being manipulative to those most dependant on her care.


  1. When i worked on spinal injuries some patients were on flat bed rest for three months
    I always told my staff to be thoughtful..... Dependent patients see everything

    Well done

  2. Like I said, I think this would make a great article! And, you're looking so much better!!!

  3. well don't YOU look spiffy! your progress is amazeballs; keep up the good work!
    (shakes pom poms vigorously)

  4. David,
    Glad to hear you're up. Oh I could go on about caregivers. Most of mine have been fabulous and couldn't be more helpful. But there was that one nurse the day after my surgery, she obviously had something else going on in her world and it sure wasn't giving me proper care. I was to be discharged at 9 in the morning. Bill and I waited all day and didn't get out of there until 5 PM. And she gave me insufficient information! ThankfullyI could speak up for myself but what about those patients who cannot? Scary.

  5. Good to hear you are doing so well. Good to hear that you can actually get results when you ask for something!

    Peace <3

  6. Glad to hear you are doing better little by little. Good caregivers are the unsung heroes in healthcare. Wishing you a speedy recovery. :)

  7. The Beard is looking good! My experience is that beards are good for healing. ;-)