What I would have done differently during my recovery process

Although most people would say that I recovered very well, and I would agree also that i have been fortunate to have recovered so well, I would still do stuff differently, looking back.

1. I would have done a better job of journaling my situation.  It would have helped me write my book because memories would have been jarred easier.  And although maybe at the time, I didn't want to remember the shape I was in, now I do wish I completely remember the state I was in.

2. I would have used the wheelchair more at night while at the hospital. I was exhausted at the end of each day while I was in the Rehab Unit, but in hindsight,I should have asked the nurse or nurses' assistants to take me out of the bed and into the wheelchair for maybe a half hour or more each night, just to be a bit more mobile. Fortunately, when I was discharged from the hospital, and recovering at my parents' house, I was continuously in and out of the wheelchair.

3. I adjusted my diet to adjust with my bowel issues. I have done well enough, but instead of all the expirementation I did, I should have just hired a nutritionist or dietition and worked out a customized diet for me.  Not that I would have stuck with it 100% of the time, but I think I would at least 80% of the time.  Maybe I will still do this, if I can afford it.

4. As much as I exercised before I started walking with a cane, and continue to exercise regularly, sometimes I become complacent in the type of exercise.  As you get better, the exercises should get tougher, and sometimes, now that I am pretty much recovered, I wait too long before trying tougher things. I would have kept myself on a more stringent exercise schedule after I had recovered "well enough."











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