A little bit of a back update coming at ya. After almost four months of physio twice a week, I’m simply not responding to treatment so, the next step is (more likely than not) surgery. This has been recommended by my physios and GP, so while I wait to discuss my options with a surgeon, I feel like I’ve finally come to terms with the fact that I need assistance. I’m finally embracing my situation and realizing that I don’t necessarily need to be in pain… or at least more pain than I already am.
So with the understanding that things aren’t getting better through conservative methods, I recently made the decision that I needed to get a rollator (like a walker with wheels). It’s been such a challenge to let go of the independence but I’ve been coming to terms with the fact that at this moment in time I need a mobility aid and even a shower stool. I really should have had made the request weeks ago but I didn’t because I was hoping things would get better. I’ve had back issues for coming up on 15 years and it’s always been a roller-coaster but I’ve always gotten better… this time it’s just so much worse and not improving (yet at least). It’s time. Now I’m ready. I don’t need to put myself through more pain to walk to the bus stop or make my way down to the beach.
After a physio appointment, I stopped by a Shoppers Home Health Care Centre to check out what my options were and saw a rollator/transport chair combo that really spoke to me. I was thinking that during our honeymoon, a transport chair could really be helpful for us.
After some pricing and discussions with insurance, I was given the ok to pick up my rollator this week! So freaking happy! The pure joy and excitement pretty much jumped out of the texts to Matthew. Our first trip with it was to the mall and I may have treated myself to a couple things from Lush and Saje just because of the fact that I could move! It was so amazing!
I’ve been working from home for a couple months now and it’s been a struggle to even get up and make food most days but I made my way out of the house to the grocery store, picked up a few goodies and some flowers to boot!
Feels great to be able to be out and about!!