Friday, January 8, 2010

Road to Recovery

I'm not quite there yet, but I am definitely on the road to Recovery. I can see it just up ahead. Maybe a little further out of reach than I'd prefer, but I'm still on my way toward it.

After my condition the week before, my doctor fully anticipated for me to take the entire 6 weeks that generally accompany a concussion recovery, but he was pleasantly surprised during my follow-up appointment, last week. He basically had me complete a sobriety test to gauge my balance and stuff. He cleared me to "resume normal life, a little at a time." Essentially, do everything I'd regularly do, but only a fraction of the amount. He specifically recommended that I don't rush back into driving, as my reaction time is still a little iffy when it comes to "operating heavy machinery." I'm okay with that. I'm not in any huge hurry to get behind a wheel again.

My memory has come back regarding the things that I had forgotten. I now know what month it is, recognize our house, and remember that Matthew and Heather got married. (Believe me, there are some pretty hilarious stories from when I was "out of it." Let's just say, Brad got to witness the mythical "Drunk Mindy" that doesn't truly exist.) However, I still can't recall anything from the accident itself, or the days surrounding it. (Which makes me sad that I can't remember any of those pretty hilarious stories, myself.) But, I think I'm okay with that. I'm confident that I'm better off not remembering the actual event. God knows what He's doing.


I started back to work this week, taking it easy, working only half days to begin with. Today is Friday, and I couldn't be happier. The week has been a little harder on me than I had expected. I regressed back into headaches and exhaustion Wednesday and Thursday, which was just a reminder that I'm still recovering and I need to be patient. I feel like, since I'm back to my regular life, I should feel regular in that life; however, that's not quite the case. But that's okay. I'm definitely not complaining. My firm is incredibly understanding and gracious considering the circumstances, and I feel no pressure from them to be 100% yet. Next week, I'm going to plan on going back to full-time, but we're definitely playing that one by ear. We'll see how I feel after a few days.

Obviously, I'm way behind on my blogging. I think I've all but decided to just skip what I've missed and jump in where I am. I was a terrible picture-taker over the holidays, and I don't have much to say about everything, since I napped through most of it. Maybe, if you guys promise to not think too badly of me for having lame, short posts with few-to-no pictures, then I might approach the subjects. I hate to think that my online scrapbook will be missing my favorite season! We'll see. I'll just try to catch up as I can, without the pressure of being up-to-date. Who cares if my posts aren't technically in chronological order? (Besides me, but I'm ignoring that fact.) Alright, now I'm just rambling...

Anyway, thanks for your prayers and concerns. I'm really doing wonderfully, overall. God has totally blessed me, and I'm very grateful for His Goodness.

9 comments:

Alfred said...

so glad you're getting better. it is nice to have you back at work...

Erin Howell said...

I love you Mindy! I'm so glad that you are starting to feel better. I understand the whole, blogs in chronological order... but don't worry about it.. we all understand. Welcome back to the blogging world.

Jamie Frankum said...

Hey Mindy!! I'm glad you are getting better and with God, all things are possible. So keep hanging in there. As far as your posts being technically in chronological order...it's okay. No worrieS!!

Elaine said...

It's nice to have you back--we've missed you!

emily said...

so glad you have my mindy back! i love you so so so so so so much! :)

Daniel and Rachel said...

We are so happy you are getting better with each day! We love you tons and pray for you guys constantly! I say next Christmas we make it the best ever since both of us didn't get to enjoy our favorite time of year as much....I mean...I am already ready to watch some xmas movies again..haha! Love you!

Krista said...

Girl, your blog is refreshing and full of love. I enjoyed reading it this afternoon, although I'm so sorry to hear about your accident. So, so thankful you are safe and well and recovering. And thanks for your encouraging words on my site. It's been quite a journey, but I'm with you...I'm thankful it's been a hard road, too. There's a beauty in that. So much grace and peace to you and Brad and dear ole Chester, too!

mtnman said...

So glad you're doing a lot better and weren't hurt worse. Very scary.

Darlene said...

Oh my word! I hope you are not feeling any of that silly stay-up-to-date-with-it-all pressure! just take care of your sweet self!!!!!!!!!! hugs.

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