Wednesday, May 29, 2013
"Whoa-oa-oa! I Feel Good"
It occurred to me this morning that while I've posted on Facebook that I finally feel like myself again that I should also mention it here for the few blog followers I have that aren't FB friends. It will be five weeks tomorrow since I had a stroke. My older brother, Ron, had told me that it took him about a month after he had a similar episode before he started feeling well again. Late last week I was able to do my full pre-stroke routine at the Y, so it took me about a month, also.
I had a follow-up appointment with the physical therapy department at the hospital this morning. The young therapist didn't even make me prove than I am doing okay. She believed me when I told her I was back to my regular routine at the Y, plus I think she could tell just from my happy attitude. Hubby dearest says he can tell because I'm feeling ornery again - also beating him at cribbage.
I have added one new cardio machine to the Y workout. It is the NuStep. I had seen a number of stroke patients and knee replacement recipients use it. I'm not overly fond of the machine, but will probably keep using it.
The next line of James Brown's I Feel Good song is I knew that I would now. And while the right-side of my body weakness disappeared that first week, the over-whelming fatigue continued. There were days I wondered if I would ever again have any stamina.
Believe me, I know how very lucky I was and grateful that I can now say, I feel good now, so good, so good.