(Photo credit: Laline products www.106center.co.il)
The nicest thing about being incapacitated is receiving all the lovely get-well gifts that people have showered on me. Books, flowers, chocolates and sweet little boxes of divine-smelling creams, soaps, lotions and potions. Lavender, Vanilla, Ocean, Patchouli. I am the Laline Queen. My bathroom smells heavenly and so do I.
When I was in the hospital the Bear massaged me daily with lavender moisturizer. (The aid staff ladies were visibly amazed and jealous). At home also, although I am now more flexible and able to do this myself, he often helps in places I still can't reach (i.e. my left foot). I have an array of fragrant lotions to choose from, all gifts from well-wishers. It is the one of the few luxuries I have at the moment in my confined world.
I walked 3 kilometers again yesterday with no pain. I made it through the night last night without any sleeping pills and I haven't taken any painkillers. My muscles (quads, gluts) still feel tight and stiff, especially when I get up from the recliner, but I'm using the cane only when I walk outside - no longer needed at home. Next week, I'll see Prof. Palmtree and the restrictions will, at last, be lifted.
All this AND I smell good too!