Today was incredibly successful in every facet. Nick experimented by taking minimal pain meds, and came out relatively okay. He literally cut his normal amount by half. This is huge, especially since he was upright a lot today.
We finally had the first appointment with the K-laser. What a neat experience. He got to lay on his belly, with his face straight down in a face cradle; he loved it. Usually when he is on his stomach, his neck is tweaked to the side, making it barely comfortable. This was totally relaxing for him. The actual length of time with the laser was a brief nine minutes, so it was quick and easy. It’s a high powered laser with a multitude of settings and applications. They’re using it on a “pain relief” setting. Not sure what that really means, but that’s the desired result. We bought a package of 10 treatments and will be going about three times a week. I can’t wait to find out if Nick experiences results from this. It’s definitely worth a try though.
We also stopped by the dropzone this afternoon to see some friends and have lunch. My real motive though was to get my rig sorted out so I can jump this week. The sky is calling my name, so we will be heading out there later this week for me to do a jump or two.
What I consider to be the biggest “WIN” today is really simple. Usually, once we are home for the evening, Nick gets comfortable on the couch and stays there until bed time unless we have friends over. Well, tonight, he got up and went out to eat with me. Just because. It’s subtle, but significant. At the end of the day he felt good enough to leave the house for no real reason. I could have brought food home, but he decided to go with me. He had had a big day already at this point, but that didn’t stop him. I am so proud. I just love these little signs of healing and returning to normalcy.
Speaking of returning to normalcy, we were discussing this over dinner tonight. I can’t wait until this is all behind us, when we can say, “remember when…” But Nick was quick to remind me that we are “having a lot of good times anyway.” How true. We have been having some serious fun together lately, just laughing and hanging out, seeing our friends and playing with the doggies. Just living the journey. That’s all we can do really. Why fight it?