Sunday, April 19, 2015
Breakfast or for many here, brunch, was a fix it yourself affair. I had fried Spam, scrambled eggs, tater tots, Rye toast, grapefruit juice, and my Sunday morning ritual treat: Hazelnut coffee.
A light, mid afternoon lunch allowed me to cull 3 cans of soup out of the pantry: cream of tomato rice soup, served with crackers.
Another DS helped fold 3 baskets worth of dried laundry and to hang sheets on the clothesline. I was able to place the rest on clothes horses, now placed on the enclosed sun porch. More sheets were washed last night, I'll need those hung out today as well.
Saturday, April 18, 2015
Monday past was my first day back-a long, painful, tiring one, I left immediately at the end of the day, to reurn to my recliner, with Advil and ice packs and sleep for several hours. I anticipated this and luckily, each day has been a bit better.
While recovering, we've had some anticipated inreases in bills:
-more electric due to dryer use
-possible increase in grocery bills as things like bread are purchased vs making at home
I am now in PT and have run out of plan benefit so while I will continue to get the in plan discounted rate, this is a pricey expense tat is not a want but rather a need to ensure the best outcome. Emergency funds will be used.
I require significant help with ADL's, and as a highly independant person, this is difficult. I continue to folloe MD's orders, and am not using my left arm. I am classified as on sedentary duty at work.
A pretty good week!
Sunday, April 12, 2015
Personal care supplies are all in good supply, as well as first aid supplies. Tissues are down to 3 extra boxes, several of us are battling allergies, so this is ananticipated need.
While the MD hesitantly agreed to let me drive, I am to be ever so careful (I backed my car out of the garage tonight, had DS park inside instead, so i'd have wide clearance to turn around in the apron, and nose out onto the road. I understand what is at stake, so prudence is the word. I will drive to/from work and the rehab center at the hospital until I see the MD again in a month.
Meanwhile, the grocery list shrinks.