Ever feel like this little bird? This picture really is worth a thousand words as to how we are! LOL ...
We have been going to physical therapy on Rick's shoulder now every other day since November 15. Started out being 2 hours each time, and then moved up to being 4 hours each time.
He is not able to do all the exercises required. Thankfully, Jeff and Heather aren't pushing him hard - they know that the nerve is either dead or damaged, and that he just is not able to do it all.
Rick has been doing a lot of the over-all body exercises. And he has felt better - well, except for the sore muscles and tiredness that comes from months of inactivity and then working out.
This week coming finishes up the physical therapy, and then we go to Tyler for a functionality test with an impairment rating. Afterwards we will see Dr Devinney, and I am assuming Dr Cutrell - if it is time for Rick to be turned loose from it all. Jeff feels confident in saying that Rick will fail these tests and will need to be on disability because of the shoulder. But what will the doctors say? What about the insurance company thru work? And what will work say? Sigh. Hopefully, in this month we will be getting some answers. And truth be told? We are ready!!! Tired of this limbo life. Sigh.
I have been walking on the treadmill during the time that Rick has been doing physical therapy. Considering that i had never walked on one before, i think i am doing pretty good. Friday i walked for 30 minutes at a speed of 1.5 miles per hour - and didn't get winded!!! Yeah for me!!! At least i am doing better than sitting in a chair or on a couch! ;)
I want to continue with some light exercises and walking - whether i buy a membership at a gym, nor just do it on my own. I am so tired of being overweight and out of shape! I know that i will never have the body shape and health that i had at 18 years old, but goodness! I am not asking for that! I only want to be a better 52 year old wife, momma and grannee!!!
God has been working on my heart and my spirit lately. He used the month of Thanksgiving on Facebook to teach me a valuable lesson.
*There is ALWAYS something to be thankful for!*
And whatever that something is - be thankful! Find that something and focus on that something! Thru the long and dark days and nights of storms and trials - focus on being thankful.
There were times and days in November that being thankful was one of the farthest things from my thoughts, and certainly farthest from my emotions. But, i was being faithful to the commitment i had made to find at least one thing each day to be thankful for. And i Praise God that He encouraged me and helped me thru that.
I have decided that i didn't get enough, either! So, i have a new page on here - "Thank You"
--still working on it, have added many "thank you's", but not finished with any of them yet.
I will be working on this website more this week - i have some thoughts and ideas. I have been praying a lot about this lately. Asking the Lord to show me what HE wants to do with this. Is it just for my therapy? Or is there truly a ministry of some kind in it?
I am also going to do some "winter cleaning" here at the house. I am still restricted on some of what i can do - and so i am not going to be "radical" in what i do, but i am so tired of looking at the clutter, not even being able to find some things. Enough is Enough!!!
We had Thanksgiving dinner here at the house - with Rick's parents, Jimmy & Mary Lou, with his sister, Tina, her daughter, Haley, Tina's son and his family, Aaron, Crystal, Sumer, Kayleigh, our daughter, Angel, and 2 of our grandkids, Elijah and Brooke. It was a LOT of food - still leftovers in the frig!!! And there was a lot of laughter, as well as many hugs.
Next Sunday is the Christmas dinner for Rick's mom's side of the family. Looking forward to seeing them, and looking forward to the food, too. LOL
((What a time for me to choose to begin - really begin - a weight loss program, huh? LOL I'm thinking if i make it thru this holiday season losing weight, then i'm good to go for the new year!!! LOL))
We are going in about an hour to the movies with our daughter and granddaughter. Get to see "Frozen" - we have heard mixed reviews. Just getting out of the house and time with them - that's priceless to me, regardless of the movie!
--Lord, bless us all INDEED!!!!! Enlarge our territories. Keep your hand on us. Keep us from evil and from temptation - that we won't cause pain or harm. Yes, Lord, bless us INDEED!!!!! Thank you!!!--
So why "Scattered Feathers" ? ? ?
You can read it here