Visiting the Smithsonian on Sunday has left us all with wonderful memories. Robby continues to chatter about the "ginormous dinosaur poop," often comparing his specimens with the photos shown to him at the museum. Thankfully, Mr. Bill finds the information charming and not strange!
Unfortunately the heat and humidity coupled
with my failing limb and walking for hours on the marble floors of the
museum has rendered me with more pain. I didn't notice the impact on my
limb until I took off my leg and lay down for the night. Instantly my
leg felt like it was being swarmed and stung. As the stinging increased,
in intensity, the jitterbug kicking commenced. Needless to say, it was
not a good night.
During the day my leg is sore but not
painful. I'm functional, but at night the pain becomes relentless. I haven't slept more than
a few hours since our museum trip, and I'm beginning to feel the
impact. I'm beginning to feel dopey and more uncoordinated than normal.
I'm hoping that soon exhaustion will take over, and I'll be able to sleep
despite the kicking and stinging.
It has been a long
time since I've been kept awake because of leg pain. Although I resent
the pain, experiencing it also reminds me of how lucky I am. Some of my
amputee friends live every day battling nerve/ phantom pain. I can't
fathom that misery!
During the next few days, I'm going to take it easy allowing my leg to rest. I'm hoping that by keeping my leg use to a minimum
my limb will begin to recover. Thankfully Robby seems content playing
Operation and building the next architectural masterpiece with K'nex.