Maybe a start in the right direction....

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by timer lady, Jul 24, 2008.

  1. timer lady

    timer lady Queen of Hearts

    GP doctor ordered in home nursing because of a decline in my health; I expect it's mostly to the decrease of prednizone ~ my body isn't producing the cortisol to replace it.

    Having said that, I thought I might have a RN out here to help with medication management (I sometimes mess up setting up my pills for the week or miss doses) & possibly physical therapy a couple of times a week.

    Well so far, I've seen 2 nurses, physical therapy & a home health aide to help me get in & out of our big clawfoot bathtub safely. HHA massaged my back, neck & feet. I lost any sense of modesty when she went into massage mode.

    I'm scheduled to see Occupational Therapist (OT) & speech therapy tomorrow. A SW is coming in next week to help with some transportation issues (and other more long term answers) when husband cannot take off to drive me & I can't drive for any given reason.

    Physical therapy's goal is for me to walk 150 feet with-o excessive pain/fatigue at the end of the walk.

    I took a walk on Tuesday! It was wonderful to get outside & walk like that (I slept the rest of the day but it was worth it)!

    I'm hoping/praying that these in home services will get my body "unstuck" , for lack of a better term. I'm tired of physically being in the same spot I was in last year.

    It's just so exciting for all of this going on.....gently nudging my body as far as it will go. I expect as I gain strength I'll be able to be about here more & offer more support.
  2. KateM

    KateM Member

    I am very hopeful for you, Linda! Having a holistic team should definitely help. Home care services are usually successful,but progress can be slow -but it is progress, one step at a time!

    I am a home care RN for children who are ventilator dependent. I love working with families in their home; much better environment than a hospital.

    Wishing you the best in your continued recovery!
  3. Lothlorien

    Lothlorien Active Member Staff Member

    That definitely sounds like what you and husband need right now. I'm very happy for you.
  4. Suz

    Suz (the future) MRS. GERE

    Linda, there is a lilt in your voice again that is terrific to "hear." Many gentle hugs to you- optimism is a wonderful thing.

  5. nvts

    nvts Active Member

    Linda! That's great news!

    Truthfully, didn't that massage feel absolutely wonderful! I've had exactly 1 in my life and I have to say, I remember it more clearly than ANYTHING that's gone on in my life!

    You sound so much better!


  6. Star*

    Star* call 911

    Soooooo we are to assume that husband did NOT get eaten by a bear. Jolly good news.

    I'm happy to see YOU are WALKING - sounds like you're going in the right direction.

    I am very proud of you - I know you are going through heck on earth - and you're fighting it tooth and nail.

    Very VERY Good -

    YOU GO GIRL!!!!!!!
  7. Wiped Out

    Wiped Out Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Very good news Linda! I'm thinking super positive thoughts for you!
  8. mrscatinthehat

    mrscatinthehat Seussical

    glad things are moving forward.

  9. donna723

    donna723 Well-Known Member

    Linda, I think it's a great idea! You sound optimistic and positive, and a little relieved!

    I can't imagine how difficult this has all been for you trying to contend with it all while you are not feeling well yourself. This should make things a lot easier and much less stressful at your house, and that's got to be good!
  10. KTMom91

    KTMom91 Well-Known Member

    Glad to hear the good news!
  11. Nomad

    Nomad Guest

    This sounds good help for you. Wishing you well.:D
  12. amazeofgrace

    amazeofgrace New Member

    so glad to hear you're making progress and your spirits are up

    continued prayers of healing coming your way ><>
  13. Hound dog

    Hound dog Nana's are Beautiful


    Woot Woot! Good for you on the walk. :cheerleader:

    Sounds like a good plan. It's good to hear the optomism in your voice again. I'm glad doctor is on the ball and getting you the in home help you need.

  14. DDD

    DDD Well-Known Member

    How wonderful to read that things are "up" for you.
    Keep up the good work and hang on to the happy
    thoughts! DDD