|A selfie of me at physical therapy yesterday prior to my hour workout|
Just a quick medical update on my health status folks:
I visited my dentist yesterday. He checked out the pain I'm having in my left jaw and indeed, it is as I expected: a case of TMJ.
He told me to go "easy on the chewing, don't eat almonds (which I have been eating) and try to stay with soft foods." That I can do, I'll leave out the almonds when I have my next batch of yogurt.
Physical therapy went well again yesterday. I'm doing all my exercises well, increasing my endurance each time. The only area where I'm encountering resistance is the bending of my leg. My physical therapist (Rich) works with bending my leg to stretch my reattached quadricep muscle until I cannot take the pain level.
On a scale of 1-10 my pain level (mostly swelling) is 1. When Rich is working on my leg it goes up to 5 or 6. I know the pain is necessary for gain (I'm a poet and don't know it) but still . . . . it hurts! "No pain, no gain."
I was wiped out yesterday after my session but a good wipe out if you know what I mean.
This morning I stopped in the hotel to confirm that I will be back at work on June 1st, albeit on a physically restricted level. No climbing or descending the steep wooden stairs to the outside VIP suites on the canal. No mopping the floors. And of course no carrying furniture back and forth after an event. And of course no helping guests unload their luggage from their cars. I don't get that request that often but I do offer to help when the guest is older than me and obviously very frail. I'll have to let my guilt go if I encounter any of those guests when I return to work.
Today is an absolutely gorgeous spring/summer day. This is Memorial Day Weekend and hundreds of cars are flowing down Route One, right past Casa Tipton-Kelly. When I bring Pat back tomorrow from meeting him in Wilmington tomorrow, we will be in the Holiday Weekend Flow. Should be fun (not). But we will be going to Pennsylvania for a few days, which is opposite of where most of the holiday weekend vehicles are going.
So there you go folks. My leg is going to really get a workout these next few weeks beginning with tomorrow.