Just a short update
Forward and Back
Backward - she fell
Forward - she appeared OK initially
Backward - she wasn't OK - and getting worse steadily
Forward - x-ray was negative - no breaks or fractures
Forward - no emergency room or hospital stay
Backward - unable to rise from chair or walk without pain - needs constant monitoring
Backward - almost fell in the middle of the night from her bed
Backward - hurt my back - not badly but makes it hard to assist her with the lifting stuff
Forward - decision made - she must go back into sub acute rehab
Backward - I am now sleeping on the floor outside her room at night
Forward - busy weekend with company - she was happy
Backward - she never leaves her chair except to go to the bathroom or to go to bed
Backward - getting weaker by the moment - you can see it happening each day
Forward - got her into my first choice rehab facility into a private room- a Cadillac of an institution
Backward - must wait 4 days before she can be admitted - room available then
Backward - must limp along as we are doing now for 4 days
Backward - she is sad because she has to leave the house
Backward - her pain continues, her weakness grows visibly every day
Backward - my back continues to stiffen
Backward - must miss my knitting group today - small backward step really compared to all we are dealing with ... but they keep me from total isolation ... they are my sanity group ... they are meeting right this minute and I am now sad because I am not there.
Backward - two more nights of sleeping on the floor - hope my back holds out
Backward - it is now 9:40 am and she is still in bed - will she be bed ridden by Thursday? is she depressed?
The trends are definitely downward.
But the die is cast.
She must go into rehab so we can all take back our lives.
Forward - I am resolute! This is the right step to take. What will be, will be. I will change this downward trend even if it is by force of my will alone!