Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Not going anywhere soon

Things went very well at my post-op visit today. I was given a back brace. The surgeon thinks will help me feel more confident as I move around. I had found myself panicking over the slightest little movement terrified I am going to screw up what they just fixed. However he also said that 30 years ago I would still be facing one more week in the hospital...and that for one more week I need to behave like I am in the hospital. Short walks, no lifting, no bending or twisting, lots of rest and enough pain meds to keep me comfortable. He'll take the stitches out next week and then give me instructions on starting therapy, but nothing for the next week except those short walks.

So...since I'm stuck home, I thought it would be fun to see all the places I have been. I saw this on Shirley's blog, and after seeing where Linda has been decided to make my own map. Gives the impression that I'm pretty well-traveled even though I never feel like we go anywhere new. Most of my journeys came during my childhood and during my twenties when it was so easy to just pick up and go. It also didn't hurt growing up on the East Coast where within a two-hour drive you could be in any of 4 different states.

create your own personalized map of the USA
or write about it on the open travel guide

I really hope I'm able to have something to share with you tomorrow. My new stamps from
Papertrey Ink arrived today, and Addison and I spent a few minutes playing with the ladybugs in the Little Lady set. Maybe I'll get the oomph to actually finish a card and figure out a way to upload it.


denean said...

Take it easy Rachel - glad to hear you are on the mend!
My Papertrey stamps came yesterday too! Can't wait to play! ;)

Lori Stilger said...

Hey! I love this idea - I signed up, so look for MY map soon. :D I'm from PA, and parents were from ME - so I know EXACTLY what you mean about 4 states in a short amount of time. Of course, I've also lived in TX...! :)