Thursday, October 11, 2012

Getting Back to "Normal"

Dad is still home and definitely improving, but he'll have a LONG way to go before he's back to his usual self, and they're still keeping an eye on several things, but when he was here in Boise for his first follow-up appointment Monday, he got to wear jeans for the first time in 6 weeks and actually got to go to a restaurant, so that was exciting. 

We all keep talking about getting back to "normal," but it turns out, I don't know what that is.  I'm seeing the back specialist today because the stress and disruption of my exercising has completely fried my back, so I'll probably be back in physical therapy next week.  That's not really "normal."  We covered our garden every night over the weekend as it dipped below freezing, but much didn't survive anyway, so I may not be doing much more canning this month.  That isn't "normal."  I'm still supposed to be the volunteer campaign manager for a state senate race (which isn't normal) though my activities have mostly been curtailed because of my back/hip problem, which isn't normal either.  I didn't bother to put up fall decorations this year, so that isn't normal.  After coming back from a walk on Tuesday almost unable to move, I'm holding off on exercise until I can see the therapist, so that isn't normal.  So, I keep looking around and wondering, "exactly what is it that I thought I would be doing right now when things got back to 'normal?'" 

And I haven't the faintest idea at all..............

1 comment:

bittenbyknittin said...

Think of it as the new, temporary normal. Hope everyone continues to improve!

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