Monday, October 03, 2016

Doing the Cha-Cha

"Believe in yourself, take on your challenges, dig deep within yourself to conquer fears. Never let anyone bring you down. You got to keep going." 
- Chantal Sutherland

Yeah, so I just started back at work.

And I'm finding getting back to the old routine less than easy.

When you have an injury it's hard to know how you are going to respond to treatment of the injury and the rehab involved.

When I broke my leg, I had no idea that the rehab process would be as difficult as it is.

I amy be out of bed, but the pain and nausea and stress that come along with rehab is sometimes overwhelming.

I can only do my best and yet I feel like I keep coming up short.

I'm totally exhausted. It's the whole cha-cha thing.

One step forward, two steps back

It is a very slow process. Too slow for my liking.

I want to be back at work. I want to be able to walk unassisted and without a limp. I want to play with my boys and sit on the ground and run and simply have two hands to carry shit when I walk.

Because I was in bed for a few months and not moving much, I seem to be suffering from motion sickness of some sort. My body is just not used to moving much, so when I do I sometimes feel nauseous.

Hello? Yeah. If what kills you makes you stronger, I'm strong enough now thanks.

I just went to my family doctor today to figure out if something else is wrong. I found out that this is a normal physical response to my situation and had some blood work done to be sure all is normal and was given a prescription for nausea and headaches and told to work only 3 days a week, 4 hours a day for now.

I am hoping these meds help and that going back to work at a reduced schedule won't pose any issues. I am so anxious to get back to a more regular routine but also know I had a really bad break and it is going to take time to get better.

But I will get better. It may take a while and the waters may get a bit choppy but I know I will heal.

Not everyone has that.

Baby steps.

Stepping Stones

I'll get there.




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