Friday, March 23, 2012

Time Flies When You're...?

I just realized its been over a month since I last posted something.  Surprisingly, a lot of stuff has happened since then.

The most important thing is that I have returned to work! ... yeah!  Brad is driving me to work while I look into getting hand controls for the car.  This is not as simple as I imagined it would be...as most things tend to be...right?! The cost to install hand controls looks to be around $1100, but we are going to see if we can have it done across the border (US) if it is cheaper (which Brad thinks it will be).  I will also need to take a driving test to make sure I can operate the hand controls properly.  I felt better about using hand controls after the guy at the store said that given the choice between foot controls and hand controls, he always chooses hand controls.  Apparently you have a quicker reaction time...makes sense.

I'm also renting a rollator, for now, and it has been quite helpful at school.  That's the only place I use it and not in the classroom.  I'm easing into the whole 'having to use a rollator' mentality, so I only use it to get from the classroom to the office, washroom, staffroom, gym, library, music room, outside... I'm trying to find a rollator that doesn't look like a rollator...one that can be used 'off-road' (if I'm going to use one more frequently, I'm thinking it should be able to maneuver through fields, gravel...dog parks...)  I don't really WANT to use one, but the reality is, that it will help me stay mobile longer because I'll feel more inclined to walk on my own.

It's a hard pill to swallow ... having to look at the fact that the CCSVI procedure didn't help ...my legs, at least.  And it seems that those symptoms ARE worsening...and I'm not sure why?  It begs a bunch of questions I'm not willing to really look at, at the moment. :(

I'm having trouble sticking with my physio program consistently...in fact, I sheepishly, have to admit I have not done them for the past 5 days in a row!  I don't know why I have such a hard time sticking to a physical program when I have no problems sticking with my diet??

Speaking of diet...I'm looking at tweaking it...increasing the amount of vegetables...based on the Terry Wahls protocol.  If you don't know about her check out her website www.terrywahls.com.  I am looking at getting a juicer, because I can't possibly eat 9 cups of vegetables a day! ...I'd be eating ALL the time! LOL

This blog is all over the place...just needed to get these things off my chest, I guess.  I will try to be mre focussed next time. :P