Monday, August 30, 2010

Sunday, August 29

What a weekend!

We were lucky to have family here this weekend.  We had early birthday parties, blessed Talon, and were busy all the time!  During all the chaos Tami and my Mom helped give me some special treatment!

Tami gave me a massage on my shoulder.  I have this almost permanent, golf ball size knot on my right shoulder and boy is it a bugger!  It gives me headaches and aches all the time.  It was nice to have Tami work it out a little bit.  It definitely wasn't the most comfortable thing in the world, but afterward it felt great!
I also got my hair washed.  This was one of the first roles my Mom took upon herself when I was in the hospital.  We use a blow up shampoo bowl that lays on the bed and drains into a garbage can.  It was given to us by my Mom's good friend, thanks Julie, it helps so much!  My Mom is great, she washes and blow dries my hair twice a week.  It's not very often but when you don't fix your hair or use products it's amazing how much longer your hair can last!  Blow drying is typically where it ends but Tami straightened my hair too.  It felt so clean and smooth, thanks Mom and Tami!

Hair doing wasn't all that happened ... Tami also shaved my legs.  This is definitely something that I notice way more than anyone else does.  I can't feel that my legs are hairy but I notice 20 times a day when I look at them.  I think this is the 4th time in over 7 months they have been shaved ... ewww!  It was so nice to see them smooth and soft from the lotion.  Plus it's good therapy because there are different sensations, shaving cream, razor blades, lotion, rubbing, and all help stimulate my nerves. 
The weekend was such a whirlwind but it was great to have so many people we love around.  As soon as everyone was gone though I crashed for like 2 hours!  :0)


Melissa said...

I bet that felt SO good. :) Don'tcha love having a great family, they love you so much! I'm glad you had such a great weekend!!!

Jayme said...

Stephanie, do you have any sensation in your legs at all? Just curious. I have always had some sensation clear down into my toes, just not full sensation since the onset. But I have sensory issues now. I don't think I'll ever get a pedicure again. The pumice stone or whatever it is feels like broken glass on my feet! Ouch!