Saturday, December 10, 2011

Pally update

Three and a half weeks have gone by since Pally (my defibrillator) joined my life.  I thought I'd be feeling a lot better by now, but I don't.  Maybe I have unrealistic expectations.

Roy joined me on a test drive to see how I did.  It felt good to be behind the wheel again, but the seat belt that crosses my shoulder pressed hard against Pally when I drove the Honda.  My Silverado pickup - not so much, so if I drive I'm taking the pickup.  We tried putting the shoulder part behind my back.  That works, but it isn't ideal.
Dancing Western

I'm not really back to cooking again, but maybe I haven't made my best effort.  I adore eating out.  On the other hand, Roy would love it if I cooked and he's been such a big help to me, now that he's pretty much over his cold.

Both of us are tired a lot.  Maybe that's impatience as much as health.  We do need to let our bodies heal.



  1. Can you lower the seatbelt on the car? Our car has a sliding clip on the frame by the door--that may lower it a bit so it doesn't sit right on the spot. Or get a cushion of some sort to put on the strap so it doesn't hurt you.

    I wonder how long it takes to feel better? Ask your doctor. I would think it would be sooner rather than later. I sure hope you are up and dancing soon!!

  2. We are working on it. I usually drive the pickup so it's not a hardship to do so. I like riding high. I can see everything that's going on.

    I've been putting my left arm over the shoulder strap. That works. I'm looking for one of those lambswool protectors they put on seat belts, but I'm not getting around enough to see that.

    Roy's in luck tonight. I'm cooking turkey, dressing, cranberry sauce, and probably zucchini from the garden tonight. He'll be a happy man. Since I can do it in stages, it's working out OK.

  3. Hate to hear that the change hasn't been a drastic improvement! I'll pray it continues to get better!

  4. Barbara, it's either that or I'm not being patient enough. I did exercise at Curves yesterday, doing only the lower body exercises and the exercise pads. I didn't work very hard because I didn't want to make things worse. However, once I'd rested I felt better.

    I think I just need to wait longer.


  5. Christmas Day has flown past. Just now I have a quiet moment between bouts of after-Christmas sale shopping. I wanted to stop by and wish you all the joys of the season. As the quiet week approaches, may you find time to do all the things you most love. May you know, each day, how very blessed and loved you are. Happy Holidays, friend. ~ Relyn

  6. Thanks Relyn. A Merry Christmas to you too. Pally and I are doing well. If I could only get my husband well, we'd be fine.


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