On a side note, this is the outfit i had on when my friends at "the other" coffee shop asked me if i was headed out to the Texas Relays. I'm pretty sure they were asking me, like i was going to race. It made more sense though when one of the girls said she thought it was "like potato sack races, or something".
I’m also trying not to lift my kids or anything heavy, as instructed, not stretch my arm, and I am trying to mostly rest the rest of the day, as able. I also think it is possible, due to the plateau in the output, that it could have been the drain itself causing some irritation, especially considering the fact that I have difficulty being still. Now that the drain is out, I plan to lie as low as possible for the next 2 days. I do get to take a shower tomorrow which should be great! And, the doctor said I could begin to stretch my arm in about 1-2 weeks in order to regain the full range of motion. I am currently able to lift it only to about 90 degrees.
Here's a You Tube link to the song performed by Downtube Shifter(great picture quality, not great audio, except keyboard :)) if you'd like an idea of the tune. I suggest now clicking link then back to the blog to read while listening. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GB1psCH2W1w
This week while attempting to power through the heartbreak, I’ve been trying to remember that it is this awful method that is saving my life. .
Don’t get me wrong. I’m signed up. I’ve paid the fees. I’ve done the base miles. I intend to complete this event. But, it did give me a strange kick to say it out loud. Risky, but liberating.