I don’t like asking for help. I quickly learned I need a lot of help following this surgery. And I hate that I am so limited. I can’t reach a lot of things. I can’t pick up Bryce when he cries. I feel useless.
But I need to keep reminding myself this is just temporary. It will take time but I need to rest and take it easy. It’s just hard to be so limited when you’re used to doing so much.
I’m learning to operate with T-Rex arms. That’s my range of motion right now. But I know things will get better.
It’s a major surgery so it’s going to take time. I need to be patient with myself which is also something I’m not good at it.
I thought I was limited while undergoing chemo but now I’m really limited and tired. But I got through the chemo and I can get through this. The hard part is over, now it’s time to focus on small progress and recovery.
One step at a time. I’m learning to do what I can as a T-Rex. That does not include eating things off the ground but I can be a nasty predator if I don’t get what I need right away!
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