Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Peaceful Sleep Makes a Happy Camper

I've finally moved beyond the not-being-able-to-sleep phase and have had very good sleep for several evenings without taking a pill.  Whew!  What a refreshing change to wake up feeling well rested as compared to waking up feeling exhausted.

Some updates on my Forteo friend.  She's moved into the front area of my ribs, but that's okay, Forteo has a short-term lease in this dwelling.  I don't mind the renovations she's making during her stay.  While my pain is at a high level, my spirits remain higher.  I am really focusing on what I am able to do as compared to what I'm no longer able to do.  My daily walking route is now at 2 miles.  My energy levels are highest before 1p.  I've noticed I'm "tipping" more to the right when standing or walking.  I try to keep Lizzie or Jeremy on my right side as my pillars of strength so I can literally lean on them.

Keep praying for the phone call, "Doreen, we have a new surgery date..."   :)


1 comment:

  1. I am sure Idiopathic Scoliosis is caused by an Injury Traumatized Tendon/Muscle. The currently accepted “CURE” of Spinal Fusion would be magnifying the already present tension exponentially. The fact that Scoliosis exists is proof of the trauma. It is so Stupidly Simple. I am again trying to educate EVERYONE about my findings. Idiopathic Scoliosis is an injury, not a disease. After a year of 20hrs daily in a brace and therapy 3 to 4 times a week, which allowed my son's curve to increase from 60 to 67 degrees. And had Matt standing crocked and walking crocked. He drug one leg, when walking. I discovered a tight tendon, that I felt was pulling his shoulder down. We started stretching that tendon. Improvement was seen almost immediately. I could only elevate Matt’s one leg about 12” from the ground, when we started. Now I can elevate that leg a full 90 degrees. Matt still has a shift in his torso, but now has level shoulders. Walks with no difficulty, and is able to run with perfect form.