I feel like Adam is not the only one in recovery, I am. This has been a busy last few weeks. Lets catch up!
Adam is doing so much better and is able to move his upper extremities better. He has a MD appointment next week which hopefully he'll be able to not have to wear the arm brace.
Wedding planning is coming to a close! There are 74 days until we say "I do!"
I've been working my tail off at work. For once, I'm grateful for the overtime but I am so dern tired. The end of March can't come soon enough.
I wanted to touch on the subject of the recovery process. The road to recovery actually starts when a patient gets admitted to the hospital. Discharge planning and patient education are imperative in order for the patient to have a successful recovery period. The recovery period can be long or short, all depending on the patient's condition--physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.
In those 4 areas, I feel like its a cluster. Physically, I'm alright, mentally depends on the day, emotionally, I'm alright, and spiritually, I'm anchored. In fact, when I feel drained in the other three, it's the spiritual aspect that brings me back to life and refreshes me enough to continue forward. I try to not let myself get to spiritually spent.
Recovery is a process that everyone goes through. It would be silly to say that no one goes through it. All go through it whether it be recovering financially, spiritually, emotionally, mentally, and/or physically. We all lost some sort of balance in life and it is okay to find our way either back or even better than we were before.
One of the frequent questions I get asked by my patients is how long would the recovery process will be. I tell them to just take it a day at a time. If one tries to ingest it all in one go, it can be overwhelming. However, it should go like the proverb states, how to eat an elephant? One bite at a time.
I would love to hear from you all! What are you recovering from? If you have recovered, what was your process like?
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3 good things:
1. 74 days to go!
2. Pay day on Friday!
3. March Madness begins soon! Maybe I'll win the bracket pool this year!
Love to you all,
Barbara <3 :)