Hi Owlet!!! Yay!
Okay, here's my first week update. (I got all stressed earlier this week after starting to post an update - that was Thursday...so 3 stressed out days - boooooo)
I did get the second splint for night time, so I now wear two proper elbow immobilizers to bed - this results in me falling asleep for about 3 hours before waking up multiple times because I'm fighting with the braces. I slept in this morning to make up for that! I'm so used to sleeping with my arms completely bent in half and smooshed up under me, which puts a ton of pressure on the area where the ulnar nerve sits - this is one the reasons my arm is so bad. So now my arms feel much, much better during the day but I'm still struggling to find a comfy way to sleep. Goal 1 - 100%
I did one day of no hands Yoga and one day of gentle yoga as previously reported - I also did our "mostly-gentle" yoga on Thursday evening - turns out my arm probably wasn't quite ready for that, even though I skipped all the postures that included any type of elbow bend, I did some high planks. Arm was pretty sore on Friday and still doesn't feel back to where it was before the class. Goals 2 & 4 100%
Drank all my water - well, it was close one day. Probably less than I should have drank in total. Goal 3 86%
Saw the horse once - the morning I interrupted her breakfast. Could not get my butt to leave the house Fri (work at home day) or Sat. It was the stress of course, but the reason I made it a goal for the challenge, is because this is what I do when I get stressed, tired, etc. I hole up at home and justify - meh, I saw her 2 days ago she's fine, it's not like I can do anything with her anyway because of how bad my arm is, what if I injure myself worse, I'm soooo comfy right now - don't I deserve to just relax - and on and on. Goal 5 50%
So onto Grad school. I have a new job, it is a requirement that I get another degree (a doctorate) in order to keep the job. After much back and forth, it looks like I am starting classes Feb 26th. I will know more Tuesday when I officially get signed up, but it looks like I'm starting down that road. Grad school while working FT - frankly it's scaring me a little (maybe a lot). I know I did it before (got my Master's while working FT as a department director) but I was almost 20 years younger! I'm trying not to freak out and wait until Tuesday when I think everything will be official to see what I'm up against.