The second test was to see how far and how fast I can walk with the walker in a two minute stretch. Last week I walked 58 meters. Today I walked 100 meters. What I noticed most about both of these assessments was the level of confidence I have doing these things compared to this time last week. It has made a big difference. I don't feel as shaky as I did even a week ago.
I'm looking at my white board and I see I have 17 days left here, and I have been here for 14 days. A lot has happened in that time and I have come out the other end better. I know I just need to hang on here and get all the Physio and rehabilitation available to me here and when I walk out of here I won't be coming back.
Today I was given a shot in my knee by the ortho doctors. It is a natural product to help the cushioning that is no longer there in the left knee. It was great to be able to get that done while I'm here at the rehab hospital. I had very little discomfort afterward. They do it a little differently than I usually have it done in North Bay.
I also met with the nursing supervisor to see if there is a way to have more consistent nursing while I'm here. Every nurse does things differently, including timing of giving medication. Some day I am given morning Medication at 7.45 am and the next day it could be at 8.30am. All considered within the normal timeframe. My body doesn't agree. "We will try" was my answer.
I will have all of July, August and September to enjoy my wonderful summer on Callander Bay. I look forward to days on the boat and campfires at night and a house filled with friends. Those are the dreams that keep me happy and sane as I manoeuvre this madness. That and the wonderful visits from friends. The Lochheads were here today. David, Margie and Rachel had a lovely visit with us. It was so good to see them.