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Today's Projects

It's amazing how even small things can seem like mountains to climb when you are recovering from surgery or an illness. There are only two things on today's “must do” list.

1. Take a shower, including washing hair, without tipping my head backwards during the rinse.

2. Turn a sink of dirty dishes into a drainer of clean dishes.

I really don't like the here as well as the one at home, but I can't go home, so I'll have to make do and just be thankful it's got hot water that no one has to lug in buckets from a river and then heat and put in a tub. There's so much we take for granted. The hard part is that I can't tilt my head back to rinse the shampoo off and will have to tilt frontwards instead. I normally like the water to go away from my face so it doesn't get into my nose.

The dishes won't take very long – once I get started. The problem is that I'll be tired by the time I finish the shower.

I do get to take my collar off during the shower.

I'm off now to start my list. I should also go for a walk outside, but it's raining again. Don't want to walk on wet sidewalks.

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Kasman wrote on December 15, 2014, 3:48 PM

You will have to be careful in that shower. Tilting your head back is something most people do automatically. Please be careful!

maxeen wrote on December 15, 2014, 3:52 PM

Funny I never tilt my head backward,my pet hate is washing my hair . Hope you take care.

bestwriter wrote on December 15, 2014, 7:01 PM

I am sure your doctor will give you exercises that will eventually free you from all the caution that you need at this point in time.

Katherina201 wrote on December 15, 2014, 8:10 PM

I have never tilted my head back to rinse my hair in the shower. I have experience in recovering from major surgery it is a slow process.
Best of luck to you and that your recovery is without setback.

Ellis wrote on December 15, 2014, 8:48 PM

Just let the shower do all the work...

BarbRad wrote on December 15, 2014, 11:24 PM

I'm hoping I didn't overdo. My arm hurts a bit, but I've not had anything but OTC pain meds today.

BarbRad wrote on December 15, 2014, 11:25 PM

I rather hate washing it myself. I don't know the position of my head when I can't see it.

BarbRad wrote on December 15, 2014, 11:26 PM

I have exercises I've been doing since before I left the hospital.

BarbRad wrote on December 15, 2014, 11:27 PM

Thank you very much. I seem to have reached a plateau today.

BarbRad wrote on December 15, 2014, 11:28 PM

I have to hold it.

scheng1 wrote on December 16, 2014, 12:44 AM

The washing hair part is a real challenge. Even if you ask me to change the way I wash hair, I will find it tough in normal days.

bad_cheetah wrote on December 16, 2014, 5:18 AM

hahaha this should be in the HUMOR section lol

MegL wrote on December 16, 2014, 5:44 AM

Maybe today would be a good day to treat yourself to getting your hair washed in the hairdresser's? Hope all goes well for you.

crowntower wrote on December 16, 2014, 11:18 AM

I hope you have someone to help you. I know people who undergone surgery must move a little but not to tire their body.