At the doctor yesterday & 1st Worship Committee Meeting since teh stroke
I'm not even sure how to start this off. I had my monthly appointment with my GP. It didn't go well, but it didn't go badly either. It just didn't go the way I wanted it to go.
I'm still not allowed to drive. My balance is slightly improved from this time last month, but not good enough for Dr. Mike to give me the ok to drive yet. We'll check again next visit.
My ekg and blood pressure were good, so I can stay off the enalipril. I'm also having coughing fits much less often, so Dr. Mike says that much of the coughing was a side effect of enalipril, and that my swallowing reflex is showing improvement. Hopefully it will continue to get stronger.
My right hand strength is showing a little improvement, which is good. He told me to keep up the work I'm doing at the fitness center and with the resistance ball. It should continue to get better.
Walking wit hthe rollator is helping my stamina, which is good, so keep using that and not the cane. I prefer the cane, but I can live withthe rollator.
Basically, keep working out in the fitness center, keep taking walks, and keep coming back every month for a follow-up to check on things.
It wasn't a bad follow-up. I just really wanted to have the ability to drive myself around again.
I made it out to the first Worship Committee meeting since I had the stroke last evening. I dropped so much when I had the stroke - Sunday School, Lay Reader, Eucharistic Minister, Worship Committee, Stedwardship Committee, Ministry Education, you name it. This was my first attempt to get back to any of it.
I'm sorry to say that I'm not even attemding service regularly right now. If I sleep throughteh Sunday morning alarm, Sam just shuts it off and lets me sleep. That's the deal we have. If I wake up, I go, if I don't, then I needed to sleep and I do'nt go.
I'm not ready to tackle running teh Sunday School or all of that yet. That will still take time. But at least I've made a first step.