Daily update April 9, 2020
NOTE; I’m growing a beard, the first time ever. Seems like a perfect time, no face to face meeting with clients and it shortens my shower, shave time. We will see how long it lasts. Also, been revving up in the morning with a little Rolling Stones-Start Me Up! Debbie and I saw them for the first time at Richfield Coliseum 1981, from Cole National’s lodge. When they played Start Me Up, the floor came alive. Everyone was standing and jumping up and down. Looking down on them I realized the power of music. I was 25 years old, and still recall the moment perfectly, when the song starts.
If anyone know how to add a picture and resize it on a blog,? Please reach out to me. I apologize for the oversized face that greeted you for this update.
Well as most things that happened Sunday, the days following are get calmer which is a blessing, and this is update is about Wednesday, 8th April.
Yesterday started with taking a bit of medicine, not a major inconvenience, followed by two meetings with therapist. The first was physical therapy. It was mainly administrative, but we spent about a half hour walking through the house looking at where I’m traveling, what’s convenient, what could be changed and just some helpful tips on being safe. (Keep in mind, Falling is always a bad idea)
Fran has been on the job 40 years, she’s a wealth of knowledge, very encouraging and easy to talk to. She also is concerned about the virus, asked us questions, we asked her question, she wore a mask, didn’t except a drink from us, worked on top of a couple of paper towels and cleaned up her work area before she left.
Had lunch and a nap. At 3:30 Debbie and I met with Derek occupational therapist. The guy iss funny and loves his job. He gave me a lot of little projects to do with my left hand which could be frustrating and encouraging. They are very time-consuming, and quite simple.
Debbie keeps reminding me to do this or do that, do another set of these, hey how about if you do some isometrics for your legs. That works well.
Personally, I am not an exercise guy. So, during this time, I am committed to doing reps on impulse as well as when i need a whole routine. Keep trying to wake up my sleeping limbs!
I got a good night’s sleep woke up at 6:15AM. Today will be walking around the house doing some of these exercises. And I need to write a few thank you notes. I’ve already confirmed a luncheon for a customer of ours and I’ve got two customers to call to set up lunches for either tomorrow or early next week.
I have eliminated most television, continue to listen to music. Reading a book from a friend, Bill Feller. Also, calling a few friends to update and or inform them of the stroke.
Debbie is doing good; she made a couple of healthy meals yesterday and I’m ready to attack Thursday the ninth. Look forward to updating you soon. Say a couple prayers for my friend Jane she’s having surgery today for her back.
My friend Robert Maschke said I should write a blog of the events, it will keep people informed, me busy and be good therapy for everyone involved.
That’s all for now John