Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Day 931

I like to think I'm a strong person. It seems counterintuitive that illness would make someone stronger. I don't think it's so much the illness itself but what the illness has made me do.

Live life.

But I'm not feeling so strong right now. My pain, stiffness, and fatigue are approaching my maximum threshold. My knee has been increasingly been getting worse and needs replacing. I re-injured my rotator cuff a while back and it makes doing anything with my right arm - including cutting out stockings - quite difficult. And for some reason I feel like my lung issue might even be getting worse.

I'm in physical therapy to try and regain some strength. What kind of exercises does someone with a knee that needs replacing, a torn rotator cuff, and one functional lung do? Lots of things. Unfortunately mostly upper body work. Things that hurt. A lot. And wear me out. A lot. And make me not be able to catch my breath. A lot.

So yeah, not feeling so strong right now. Almost (okay kinda) was in tears when I got into the car tonight after physical therapy. I'm trying so hard to hold it all together. Kitty knows that, too. Could she squish any closer to me?

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  1. When I have to crawl under the covers with the all too frequent migraines, my faithful cat lays right close, snugged up against me the whole time. Otherwise, he is always getting himself into trouble. He is a football linebacker in a cat body. Will pray for your strength and endurance. Just keep moving.

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    1. Thanks, Linda. I'll be sending positive thoughts your way to keep those migraines at bay.

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  2. Let me help you cut or sew some of your many projects. Please! Pam

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    1. I will ask when I need it. Just not yet. Gotta do it by myself right now.

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  3. I am so sorry to hear that you are having several physical problems. You are always such an inspiration and continue to do for others, when you yourself are not feeling well. It makes me want to do more and not complain. Do whatever it takes to make you feel better and I'm so glad you are getting some kitty lovin! As I type this our new baby kitten is sitting on the table between my two arms. Wishing you relief and comfort. ~Lisa

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    1. I want to convince hubby to adopt a new cat from the shelter. They have a very old indoor cat whose owner had to go to assisted living. I feel so sorry for the cat but hubby says no. Kiddo thinks it's a bad idea if I start adopting old cats as they'll keep dying on me. Don't know if I have energy for a kitty, though!

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