It's been 14 days since the accident in which I broke both my elbows.
I've progressed to the point where I can feed myself now. Yesterday I said "good-by" to my home health aid for the last time and celebrated by buying a Maninno's Dutch Apple pie. Yum! I'm also able to sleep in bed for 3 or 4 hours a night, so that's progress. That's the good part.
While I'm pleased with my overall progress, I'm surprised at the little things that still cause me pain. Picking up a bottle of ketchup at the supermarket was painful and I was able to push the supermarket cart only until it started to fill. That's the not-so-good part.
This morning I tried driving my car for the first time. I was concerned about being able to turn the key and move the gear shift - neither of which were any problem at all. Steering, which I thought was going to be OK, however, was another story. I drove the 2 blocks from the middle school home, but I wouldn't want to drive very far. Don't want to think about having to make any kind of emergency turning maneuver. I think using the car is going to have to be put off for a while (sigh).
Incidentally, I received the invoice for the first week of healthcare aids. The service is actually termed "companionship". If my wife hadn't been the one who set it up, I think that I might be in trouble.