Thursday, May 26, 2011

Human Again ...

I love the movie Beauty and the Beast. Belle is my favorite character and the several times we've been to Disney, I get my picture taken with her. I think at first it was her love of reading that drew me in. Anyway, in the movie is a song Human Again (you can see it here if you aren't familiar with it
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FEGOLMP3wxY&feature=youtube_gdata_player )

Anyway, today that is how I feel. Like I'll be human again and back to my old self sooner rather than later. Which may seem strange, especially after yesterday's post. I know, I know. But yesterday afternoon they removed my drains (which by the way does NOT feel just like pulling a baindaid off thank you very much). And oh my goodness. What a difference that has made.

Granted it's not like someone waved a magic wand and now everything is back to normal. But things are so much better. So much so we are dropping down to a less powerful pain medicine tonight (please cross your fingers it works). My arm movement is still limited. I still am not allowed to lift more than 5 pounds - though honestly 5 pounds seems like too much to me at this point. I have a DVD of arm exercises to start working on now. And a visit with a physical therapist soon.

But today, even though it's technically gloomy and rainy outside, I can feel the sun behind the clouds. I know it's there, waiting to shine down. It doesn't seem so far away and hidden anymore. And what a wonderful feeling that is to me right now.

In other news, my baby sister graduates from high school today. I'm so amazingly proud of her. She is truly amazing, even though she doesn't always believe that. And it's killing me that I'm not able to go to her graduation, but I'm there in spirit and just wanted to brag to all of you about how awesome she is!!!

11 comments:

  1. so good to hear. all of it. getting off the heavy pain meds will make a HUGE difference--seriously. you might feel a bit off the first day or two, though. follow the directives to NOT lift or do too much....the less the better. it will be worth it. promise. you are a belle, btw. smart, beautiful and strong. xo

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  2. I think YOU are truly amazing. Its great that they're going to take you off the heavier meds. One more step on the road to recovery. Deborah's right, though- don't try to do too much too soon. I know it can be difficult, but you don't want to do something your body isn't ready to do yet. I'm so glad you're doing better!

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  3. Anonymous1:47 PM

    So glad you're progressing along, Brandie! Deborah is right...getting off the pain meds will really help your recovery (kind of ironic how that works really). May the sun shine on you and may each day bring more healing! Chris, San Diego

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  4. So glad to hear that you've had some improvement!!

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  5. B&B is my all-time favorite movie!! Such a strong woman who knows the value in loving someone for who they truly are. Love it!! Glad you are feeling some sunshine on this gloomy day.

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  6. I have never thought about how connected the breasts are to other areas of the body, such as our arms. I am glad you feel human again and the sun is peeking out. My baby sister (who hates to be considered a baby, so hopefully she will never ever see this) is graduating from RN school. I can relate to the pride you feel. I could just pinch her, I am so proud. Of coarse she probably wouldn't like that either....sisters!

    Have a wonderful night. Prayers for less pain and success with the new meds.

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  7. I'm glad you can feel the sun waiting to shine on you. Just know that things WILL continue to get better and don't push yourself too much. Still wishing I could come and spoil you. It's so much fun to spoil the people who deserve it.

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  8. Believe it or not, the first time I saw Beauty and the Beast was after I purchased it for Hailey for her birthday...last year. :( I'm so glad we have it. It's amazing.

    You're amazing. Keep your chin up. I'd like to come for a visit sometime in the very near future. We can save the knitting for another visit. :)

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  9. Thinking of you! Glad things are looking brighter:)

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  10. Drains are a pain. Really liked getting kicked when you are down. I came home from the hospital to my 4 kids w 4 extra appendages hanging off me - the original Octomom. Soon this will all be a bad dream. Best wishes to you!

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  11. How great that you are keeping positive. Thinking of you and praying for you....

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Seeing your comments makes me smile! Thank you so much =)