Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Day 39 & 40 - Birthdays and Rehab

March 19 & 20

March 19
For breakfast I had blueberry waffles with blueberries, juice, and coffee.

For lunch Lisa and I had leftovers; Chow Mein and Cheesy Turkey pasta. I also had Mandarin Oranges, Apple juice, and coffee.

Today was Lisa's birthday. We went out for dinner last night to celebrate with her Mom and Dad and sister Brenda. Her Mom's birthday was this last weekend so it was a double celebration. We went to Applebee's. I had a steak, herb potatoes, and a portabella mushroom cap stuffed with spinach.

Afterwards we came back to our house for dessert. Kristin and Lisa had made a Red Velvet cake. We also had ice cream. I had French Silk. Good food.
Kristin, Lisa, and I  (from right to left)
March 20
Today I went to the new Parkview Regional Hospital to continue my rehab. Wow, this place is big. Bigger than it looks. And very nice. We found my cardiologists office and surgeons office on the way to rehab. Then I did my exercises. I was a little bummed out that I had gained 3 pounds since last Tuesday, the last time I was at rehab. I guess I didn't have enough fruits and veggies last week O_O
New cadio rehab room at Parkview Regional

There's a small sitting area for family members and then the main exercise area. Most of the equipment came over from State Street but I think they lost a treadmill. This room isn't quite as wide as the old one was. I wish I had taken a picture of the old one for comparison.

Breakfast today was cereal. Did you really expect something else? Hehe. For lunch Lisa and I went to the Dairy Queen down the street. They have their hot foods half on on Tuesdays at lunch time. Ha! There's a deal I can't turn down. We had Grilled Iron Country Club sandwiches and shared an order of French Fries.

For dinner I had soup, a hot dog, mandarin oranges, and milk.

I began limited duty work from home this week. I'm limited in the number of hours I'm allowed to work. And I have to balance that with my rehab. The rehab and healing has to come before the work.

That's it for tonight. My back has been bothering me all day. Can't seem to get it to stop hurting no matter what I do. Maybe a little rest will help.