Thursday, January 03, 2008

Dream a little dream of me..

My neck is now naked! No more brace for me kiddos, in fact, Mr doctorman thought I was doing just fine. He said it is too soon for physical therapy, I see him again in 4 weeks, and maybe at that time we could discuss it. I have a few restrictions, but nothing major. I can drive again! I can be normal again--well, as normal as I ever was, that is. Hallelujah!

It's interesting, though how my neck lights up like a Christmas tree on the X-rays...and according to my very smart daughter who worked for the airlines for some time, I may need to get a card of some kind from him on the next visit for travel, as titanium or not, it is highly possible that I could make the bells and whistles go off at the airports now and there is no way I can pull that out for them to run through the scanners.

So I spent the day yesterday and the night last night without the brace and surprisingly, it hurts without it, too. But that's okay, I suspect that might be from lack of use, or part of it anyway. Kitty number one had to be moved off of my head in the night, not once but twice, and he's rather unhappy about that this morning. H and I had some running around to to in the city yesterday after the doctor visit, and I cannot tell you how wonderful it felt to be walking, and also without the brace. Heaven, that's what it is...it's heaven.

I'm back to the job today, and hopefully back to the regular hours. I have loads and tons and unbelievable amounts of work to do. The end of the year...oh my. If I am not here as much as usual, please know why. I may just drown in my work...but I am just so damned grateful that I am able to do it, I could cry.

You all have a great Thursday. I will catch you back here later!

13 comments:

JYankee said...

CONGRATS! It really must feel wonderful to be out of that brace...what we don't realize until we have to go through it... Good for you! Not good bout work though... I have to face that on the 7th...OMG.... shall we help each other out of the pool of work????

Summer said...

Excellent! I'm so happy for you that I could just pop!

SOUL: said...

a neckid neck for jamie. and walking. i'm just thrilled for you. i still worry, you know that. but i'm really happy for you that you are able to do things that not long ago, you feared you may never be doing again.
honestly, the words aren't here right now to tell you how i feel. it would all sound so damn cliche. but i know you know my heart. and it feels so good for you right now--- it almost hurts. but not in a bad way.
i hope you have a happy day.
be careful today ...
ox

Mary said...

Wonderful news! Take it easy and don't push too much. Your world has a rosy glow these days. Happy for you.

Golden To Silver Val said...

I just knew this day would come and I am so happy for you! Each day you're going to feel just a tad better and better...just don't overdo! You're still in my prayers.
I'm still sick but am on my second round of antibiotics so hopefully it won't be long and I'll be my old self again. Right now my ears are both plugged and I can hear only loud noises. Last night it went down to 3 here, so I know what you mean about the cold. HATE IT HATE IT. LOL
Have a wonderful day! Blessings ~ Val

Portia said...

YAAAAAAAAAAAAY!!!! This is literally THE BEST news I have heard all day. Wonderful. I will continue to keep you and your healing process in my prayers. I hope you are kicking ass at work. Not your own of course:)

Amanda said...

This is just wonderful Jamie!! :) So happy for you, and hope things continue to improve for you!!!

Cheryl said...

I'm so happy for you. Keep getting better. Pace yourself. Try not to smile too much...not!

The Real Mother Hen said...

Good news!
Hmm... I quite like to see you setting the alarms at the airport off though :)
And pretend you don't know anything and ask for a cup of tea :)

Andrew said...

This is awsome news. You don't know how much I am pulling for you. I know our ailments are so different, but me and you suffered so with them. I feel a certain kinship to you because of this. Me and you are both doing so much better! Isn't that so hopeful! Hope is not something I've had in awhile. Thinking of you, Jamie!

Gypsy said...

Thats wonderful news Jamie. Sorry I haven't visited lately but I have been a bit under the weather and unable to blog. So because I didn't get a chance to say it before, 'HAPPY NEW YEAR'.

Foster Communications said...

I am SO envious! How long did you have it on? Do you have to wean yourself off of it. I'm on day 8 and it's driving me 10 kinds of crazy. I don't get to take it off at all until Feb 6 then I have to gradually wean off for another 2 weeks. I miss driving. I miss looking to the side.

But having my friend haul all my Christmas decorations up to storage because I can't lift anything, well that was just fine!

Raine said...

Congratulations