July 24th, 2006
The countdown is on!
Our Occupational Therapist has been working with me and my wrist a lot, giving me exercises and testing my strength and stuff. The other day she gave me some yellow putty to squeeze and stretch with my fingers. She asked me to make some things… “make a cow. A bird. A teepee!” So I start shaping a teepee, and it’s not exactly looking like a teepee. I laugh, “Now I am making fallic symbols. I have been here far too long!! She HOWLED.
The past couple days have been typically quiet for me around here… resting, eating, physio, etc. No exciting visitors or anything.
So, this afternoon I am sitting on my bed reading a magazine when the Unit Clerk brought me the phone. It was my friend Shawna in Winnipeg, who has been calling regularly. This time, she was calling because she read that I’ll be home Thursday, and she wants to drive out
to be my personal slave for a visit! At first I was a little hesitant, because I will be overwhelmed with work and kitties all over me, plus just simply trying to heal, but as the idea sunk in I liked it a lot. I do have piles of work to do (considering I’ve missed 6 weeks, plus the usual quarterly GST returns are due July 31) but having another person around will be great. For company, and she said she doesn’t mind helping me out a bit. Even to help with meals; and with her car, we won’t be stuck at home 100% of the time! We can visit air conditioned places. So she plans to arrive sometime tomorrow night and will come get my keys, and go to my apartment. My kitties are meeting soooo many different people that are wandering into my place! My apartment has never seen so much action, I should leave more often! Poor Shawna is allergic to cats, but hopefully she won’t be too bad… she can take Benadryl and sleep in my room with the door closed until I get home, and then we’ll see how she’s feeling.
Elaine returns to her Lodge tomorrow. I am REALLY going to miss her, I love that woman. I gave her my number and said unless I hear differently, I will assume she is at that lodge and will visit her there. And I will, for sure!!
Anyway, my feet are still puffy and I am trying to drink lots of water and keep them up as much as possible. So, I’m off to do some more of that. Cya!