2017-05-18 Recovery Day 73

First the good news, sadly there isn’t that much to report. I was very much ready to have a successful OT/PT Day, but it all came crumpling down before my first OT session. The reason for all of this was a pain attack that set back the progress we had made in pain management. It is difficult for me to explain the why behind it, the only thing I understand is that we needed to make some adjustments to the OT/PT sessions.

The bad news, I believe we covered the bad part under the good news.

As mention above, pain management is still the number one issue. With that in mind we were able to complete each OT session by making a few adjustments dealing with the change in pain location.

However there was another factor that surfaced. My blood work showed that my white counts were low requiring that I am now under neutropenic precaution:

Neutropenic precautions are steps you can take to prevent infections if you have moderate to severe neutropenia. Neutropenia is a condition that causes you to have low neutrophils in your blood. Neutrophils are a type of white blood cell that help your body fight infection and bacteria.

For me the neutropenic precaution means that my room is now isolated, only personnel that wear special hospital gowns, masks, and gloves are allowed in. If I was not feeling lonely before, now I do.

That is it for today, it turned out to be a interesting day, starting with a pain attack that affected what can be done during my OT and PT sessions. Last but not least, I learned much about the human body’ pain, and finding the (legal) cause of the problem.

Final looking forward to a good night sleep πŸ˜‡πŸ’Œ