|flowers from my school|
|sweet Get Well notes from my students|
|The Cheesecake Shop yummy treat from my Pip, my classroom neighbour|
|part of rehab is gentle soothing activities|
|these two are very happy with the current situation|
The lights changed to green and we carried on. In fact, I went through McDonald's drive-through getting the Princess dinner, picked up a bottle of red wine and Pad Thai for the Cowboy and I. Apart from a burning sensation on the right-hand side of my back I felt fine.
The next morning I woke up and felt like I had been hit by a truck, not a car. I felt so bad the Cowboy took me to a Doctor who diagnosed whiplash and concussion.
Since that day I have not been back to my job as a teacher. I have a range of symptoms that are isolating and debilitating.
My life has been turned upside down, my days during the week revolve around different kinds of therapy.
One of my therapists suggested I start a gratitude journal as I quite often feel sorry for myself even though I try not to. I have a list of things I'm thankful for and lucky to have in my life such as the Cowboy who is looking after me exceptionally well, my beautiful Princess, my family and my friends. I'm thankful for my school supporting and a health system rehabilitating me.
I thought I would use my blog as my gratitude journal and blog my rehabilitation journey. It might also be helpful for other people experiencing the same journey.
I make no apologies for the style of my writing, grammar and punctuation, anyone with this condition will understand how hard it can be to communicate.
Today I am especially grateful for technology that allows me to sit here and talk at the screen and let the iPad do the typing for me.