I have had a great couple of days. The pain is finally gone from weeks past and I am left with my everyday pain. What does that mean? It means that for the past 3 days I have been able to do my yoga/PT stretches. Yesterday I was SO SORE! However it has worn off some today and I am left with the good feeling that exercise brings. I have dedicated a whole hour each day to ME. 30 minutes with my stretches and another 30 minutes (to cool down) using a guided meditation or guided yoga nidra. They are basically the same thing. The point is that I haven’t been able to be out of bed for an hour in 3 weeks! This is huge!
I’ve noticed that once my pain levels subside, my mood improves (well who’s wouldn’t, right?) and I am able to see the blessings in my life more clearly. I have gone from a 9/10 pain level to a 7/10 (when I’m sore, but soreness is so much different than PAIN) to a 6/10 baseline. I’m hoping that the more my muscles loosen up with the stretches that number will continue to go down. The lowest I’ve been since the adhesion pain reared it’s ugly head has been a 4/10. Oh, would I ever welcome that number again! Another benefit to working out: I have been sleeping better. So what if that sleep came during the day or while talking to a friend (sorry Tammy!) the point is that I have gotten some much needed rest.
I have another nerve block planned for the 20th. Wow, I just realized that’s this Friday. I am “hoping and praying and wishing and dreaming” (what was the name of that song?) that this nerve block finally works. You know the saying that God never gives you more than you can handle? Well, this would be a good time for him to discretely intervene. If I understood the nurse practitioner at the pain clinic correctly, there are very few places left where they can try to do nerve blocks (if any at all), so I’m kinda counting on this one.
For those of you who have been wondering how things at home are doing (or I guess I should say if you are wondering what happened after that night), I’m thinking about writing a password protected post so that I may write freely on the subject but don’t risk the wrong people reading it. I have been able to tell a few of you because we have contact outside of WordPress, but I know that there were others who prayed for me and were there for me who might be interested. If you are, could you just comment below and/or email me with your email address so that I can send you the password once it’s done.
Scarf Update: I have finally finished the scarf I was working on. Once I get it washed with softener I will take another picture. I have since started a new one. This one I’m doing differently. It is a double crochet whereas the first one was a single crochet. Actually, I haven’t decided if it is going to be a scarf or a throw. I made it plenty long (or wide) just in case.