Today has started well, when I got my left arm out from under the blanket, both arms were cramped up, my fingers were splayed, twisted.
Moving my left arm caused my right arm to fold rigidly over my chest, it was painful, and no way would I be able to hold onto the handle, my arm couldn’t stretch out far enough.
Instead I decide to manipulate my fingers, massage them, then tried to stretch my arms, left was good, right still tightly folded.
Eventually I held the rail around the bed with my left hand, then I also tried to hold the rail with my right hand, it took me some time, but I finally succeeded in holding the rail.
Then I managed to stretch my muscles, by stretching my arms as far down the rail as possible.
As soon as I could feel the difference I reached out and held the handle, at that moment, Richie came in and shared my delight that I was doing the arm exercises on my own.
Yippee I did it on my own, no help needed, not today, I would prefer if it were like that every day, but even once a week would be good.
I am very happy having done all my arm exercises, nice to get such a boost, especially when I thought I couldn’t do them on my own again.
Obviously I mustn’t assume anything, nice to notice that a bad day does not mean there won’t be good days too, good days like today which I am enjoying tremenously