This is a quick follow-up to yesterday’s post. I need to make this short and sweet because I need to go to bed so I can get up and do it all over again tomorrow. I’m going in EARLY (like 6 AM) because I want to get home early!
Fortunately, OTs can do that!
Today I didn’t feel any worse while working, and a big reason was simply that I got lucky with the patients I had today. I couldn’t have asked for a better mix. I didn’t have to do any lifting. (I know I won’t always be so lucky, though.)
I spent a lot of time documenting and I sat on a swivel stool to do so. I was able to maintain good seated posture for the most part, but I do fight the urge constantly to cross my legs (both of the ways you can cross them). I’m assuming that I need to train myself to sit still with thighs parallel and pelvis anteriorly rotated. I think once my back muscles adapt to sitting that way for longer periods, I won’t be so fidgety.
What was really cool today was that I was able to instruct one patient in at least several components of the Whole Woman posture. And as I walked down the hall I focused on keeping my own head up, with chin tucked.
Finally, I was using a reacher/grabber with someone today and I mentioned that I just bought one for myself yesterday! So yeah, I made good on that promise to myself. I love my reacher!!
Little victories give me peace.
I am healed.