Friday, August 19, 2016

Feeling better

    After 14 days, I think the pneumonia is done for.  I feel like I am going to be able to return to the living :)  The cough will probably stick around for another week or so according to the doctor.  But I am cleared to return to OT next week.  I have a lot of catching up to do, but to date I only have strength enough for chair exercises, and arm exercises using the one pound weight.

  The therapist called to say that she got approval from the doctors to try a UV light therapy on my hands.  The hope is that it will increase circulation and stimulate nerve activity.  She has lofty  goals for my OT and is looking for anyway to help my sense of touch/ or lack of touch sensation.

   Thank you all for the notes, and emails to check on me.  I was just too weak to
sit at the computer to reply.   I hope to gain strength each day and begin some progress.  That sounds wonderful to me.   By the way, my lofty goal is to return to the sewing room and be able to stitch a little.  That would be some good therapy:)   

27 comments:

  1. Your header "Feeling Better" put a smile on my face. I'm so glad you are beginning to recover from the pneumonia now & your I can hear a lot of positive vibes from your post. It sounds like you are feeling much better. Your therapist sounds like a "keeper" & that she is really concentrating on getting you back to your healthy state. Prayers are still being lifted up from me for a quick recovery. {{{HUGS}}}

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  2. Oh, I am so glad you see a light at the end of the pneumonia tunnel. That can be a long, dark one!!
    I am also grateful that you have a therapist that is looking for new options to help you restore sensation. Your lofty goal sounds great to me!
    I'll be praying you make that goal soon!

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  3. I'm so happy to see your good news!

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  4. So happy to hear 'feeling better' - don't over do as we don't want a relapse. Starting quilting was part of my OT from my car accident. Some of those movements in OT actually can be replicated with a sewing skill.

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  5. How I loved seeing the words "Feeling Better"! I'm glad you'll be back in OT before long - it sounds like you have a great therapist. Lofty goals are good. I'm sure you'll begin progressing soon. Sending prayers and hugs. ~Jeanne

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  6. Glad that the pneumonia is gone. Take 10 minutes a day, and sit or work in your sewing room. Don't over do it. Good luck with the PT.

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  7. So thrilled the pneumonia is in the rear view mirror! Thanks for updating your progress!

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  8. Such wonderful news Debbie! You go girl and you'll soon be home. You are dearly missed here.

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  9. Oh so good to hear that you're finally feeling better and ready to continue with your therapy. You're right, a stint in your sewing room would be the best therapy of all. Soon, my friend! You have lots of friends praying for you!

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  10. I'm very happy for you. Courage and good luck. A lot of kisses from France. XXX

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  11. I agree with Nicki, the first commenter. I too am so thrilled that you are getting better. Hugs.

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  12. Yay!!! One step at a time and this is a big one. I like what Sharon said, maybe you can use quilting and sewing as part of your OT. I wonder if muscle memory would work there.

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  13. Debbie, last night before going to bed, I was thinking about you, especially since you have not posted anything for a number of days, and began to worry, so I said a few extra prayers for you. This morning, there was your post, and I am so happy to hear that you are feeling better. You have been through so much, enough to last for a long, long time and will continue to pray for continued improvement and, eventually, total recovery. Hugs

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  14. A good therapist can make all the difference in a person's recovery and your's sounds like the best. How glad we are to hear that they are trying hard to get you back in the sewing studio. Seeing your posts is always good therapy for all of us who care and support and follow you, Debbie. Big hugs.

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  15. Onward and upward Debbie.
    It must be so frustrating for you, but your doing so well and it is still relatively early days, so don't push too hard.
    Although your steady progress is definitely the way to go girl : )
    Lyn

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  16. Great to here some good news from you, Debbie. Keeping positive thoughts for you at this end.

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  17. Glad you are feeling better! Did you ask your doctor for some Tessalon for your cough? It got me through two bouts with pneumonia. It's the only way I could get some sleep. I'm not one for pills but they are a lifesaver! Take your time; we'll be here waiting for you. We understand.

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  18. Three cheers for this news! Thanks for posting. Take it easy, I know you are chomping at the bit to recover, but it is slow and steady. You will be back to sewing soon.

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  19. Me alegro de su recuperación. ¡Ánimo para volver a unir pedacito de ilusiones! Un abrazo.

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  20. Me alegro de su recuperación. ¡Ánimo para volver a unir pedacito de ilusiones! Un abrazo.

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  21. Pneumonia! Oh, no! I have been away and didn't pick up that email. But I am glad to know that you are feeling better now. I will pray re your strength and the OT program. I'm looking forward to that day when you are back in your sewing room. Even folks who are in good health must take time to regain their strength. It will come. We will be strong in faith with you as you walk this path.

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  22. "Feeling better", lofty goals and a positive attitude are what we like to hear! :o) That sewing room is just around the corner!

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  23. Think about you Debbie and sending prayers!

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  24. Glad to hear you are improving. Take good care of yourself as you recover. I will continue to pray for a speedy recovery.

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  25. So glad you are getting better, sorry you have been so ill

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  26. I will continue to pray for you each day on my morning walk....praying specifically that you will feel everything once again!!!! So glad you've licked the pneumonia - my husband has had it a couple of times so I know it's no fun. So glad you're doing better!!

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