Monthly Archives: July 2023

The complaint committee

I am so grateful for the love and support that I have gotten from you all during this season.

I am out of the sling.  The plan is to go into NYC to my office on Monday.  I made so much progress yesterday, I really felt like I was getting stronger.  Then in the overnight, the complaint committee was heard from.  My muscles have been on holiday, and now they have to show up for work, and they are not happy!

So I got up sore, but willing to keep working at it.

What I am really absorbing is that when I retire, I am going to have to go to the YMCA every day.  I can lose power really fast and  because I don’t have much power to start with, the loss can be debilitating.

Stage 2

7/3/23

I am really grateful for the number of people who have expressed concern and best wishes for my well being.  So what follows is a report, in terms of where I am right now. 

First, by the end of the first week I was up out of the wheelchair.  Attention was refocused on my left arm.  I have been in a sling more or less full time since I saw the doctor for the first time on the 19th. 

I saw the doctor again this morning. Progress was noted, but sling will be necessary until the end of July. However there has been one major change.  I can type on my lap.  That means I can show up for work virtually until I get the all clear. 

Once I return to NYC, I will open a conversation with my physiatrist about the disabling muscle spasms that were a feature of the first week. 

I wanted really badly to be past this already.  Nothing doing.  Time to just accept that healing takes time. 

 

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