I feel unrestricted! I feel free! It’s been almost one week since I hurt my ribs and I decided this morning I was going to take my rib belt/brace off before going to work. Probably not the smartest thing, but I was willing to take a chance! I’m very happy to report it wasn’t at all dumb.
I’m now unrestricted and can move freely! My ribs still are a bit tender to the touch and a bit stiff in my lower lung area where my cartilage was torn, but otherwise I’m good. I couldn’t sing very well tonight at Mass — I suppose that’s to be expected, though.
Anyway, I’m feeling much better and can’t wait to do more now that everything is starting to become more normal and I just have to remember to be more careful in the future. So talking about returning to normal, well that involves a whole bunch of activities that I couldn’t do. This whole past week, I’ve been unable to wash my hair because I was afraid of pulling some muscles or my ribs, so I guess I’ll have to do that tomorrow. Then there was the fact I couldn’t take a shower or bath because that’d involve taking the brace off and I was afraid if I did that we’d never get it back on or I’d pull something again. Also I sort of slacked off on brushing my teeth. I even need to get back to cleaning my bedroom.
Speaking of cleaning, I did manage to sell about 4-5 books (my drawing books that I don’t need/want any more) during my resting time. I also managed to help straighten our wood pile (photo coming soon). So I wasn’t a total goof-off!
Well, guess I’d better sign off for now. I’ll write more soon.
Love and prayers!