I am doing something today that I is just killing me. I’m resting. Wait it gets worse. I’m resting on a beautiful sunny day. It actually gets even worse. Carlos and I are resting inside on a beautiful day and I am allowing Carlos to do things like play Leap Frog games on my computer, watch an episode of Caillou (I could write an entire post on how much I
loathe strongly dislike Caillou), and update his play list on iTunes. I am doing things like reading, blogging, reading blogs, and browsing Twitter and Facebook on my phone.
I worked the last two nights and it went really well. Although I was pretty sore this morning and my back felt very tight. I am feeling better each day though. My broken rib is definitely healing. I no longer need much pain medicine to get through the day. Part of me just wants to jump right back into life. However, I am a level headed, rational person with a fair amount of intelligence. I don’t need the Mayo Clinic website to tell me that “in most cases broken ribs heal on their own in one or two months.” It hasn’t even been a week since my accident.
As much as I hate lying on the sofa with a heating pad against my back while the sun shines outside I realize that the best thing that I can do for myself right now is rest. I know that this post is somewhat redundant to yesterday’s post, but I suppose it bears repeating because I have to keep reminding myself that if I want this injury to heal properly then I need to take care of myself and not overdo it with too much activity.