Only Two Days Left Of 2015

I was thinking of doing a “year end review”, but changed my mind.  A)squirrel01 Many people are doing the same thing; and B) this year has been a roller coaster ride you all have sort of gone through with me.  Instead, I’d like to look forward to 2016 and just relax into the end of 2015.  If this is possible, of course.

Here in Lexington the sky is heavy with gray clouds.  A light breeze is stirring the trees outside the window and there is a cool dampness pervading everything.  I am sitting beneath my “sun bulb” and enjoying its rays, which help keep away the gloomies, especially on a day like this.  However, there is some good news to report anyway:  I received some wonderful reports from PT and OT.

Today was my 30-60 day review with Occupational Therapy.  I am stronger and there are numbers to prove it!  According to the “strength meter” my initial numbers were 22 for the left hand and 21 for the right.  Today the numbers said 24 for the left and 25 for the right!  It has taken a lot of work and there is much left to do, but there is actual progress!

The Physical Therapy review also showed improvement in strength and physical stamina.  The steps I am now able to take are more solid and sure, though I’m still wobbly.  Any improvement after only 30-60 days with so many years behind me of damage is a blessing and something I am celebrating.

Weight loss is continuing, with a hiatus for Christmas, of course.  Though I gained a little back, I don’t believe it is going to take hardly any time to get it back off.

The pain is up and down.  Nothing new there.  The intensity varies.  As usual.

The physical changes are positive for the first time in many years and I’ve noticed, as the physical changes are more and more positive, the writing is improving as well as the amount of time I am able to sit and write in comfort.

2015 is ending on a positive note and 2016 is therefore beginning the same.  Here’s hoping it will continue.

Happy New Year y’all!

About Henrietta Handy

I have returned home to the mountains. No more am I "a mountain-girl far from home." Diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis at 2 1/2, I understand pain, fatigue, laughter, joy, and love all while on crutches and in wheelchairs. This blog is just about me, mostly the writing side, but there are forays into so many different topics. I am married to a wonderful husband who puts up with my writing, knitting, yarn, with the love of a saint. We have fur babies, and one cat who rules us all.
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1 Response to Only Two Days Left Of 2015

  1. Brian Bixby says:

    Hurrah for positive physical changes!


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