I attended several meetings at the home office yesterday, and several employees were surprised to see me walking without a cane. I realized that I hadn’t told anyone—I was given the OK to walk without a cane on Friday! Happy day! I walk slow, and always with someone nearby when I’m out of the house so I can reach out once in a while for a little stability, but I’m definitely not complaining!
And that’s not the only change. . .
- No walker in sight
- The hospital-style bed is gone
- I’ve done my own hair every day for almost a week (except for yesterday because we shot some videos, so Megan did it)
- Getting dressed by myself
- The wheelchair is still around—in case I need it for a long jaunt—but I’m thinking it will be headed to storage very soon
- Physical therapy only once a week; still doing occupational therapy twice a week
Of course, I’m moving slowly (much more slower than I would like) and there’s occasional discomfort, but that’s to be expected. I’m thrilled with the progress and am eagerly looking forward to the next big milestone—driving! I don’t have any photos of these milestones (you’ll just have to imagine it!), but you can bet I’ll take a photo of that one. . . me sitting in the car, looking very happy and grateful, celebrating my independence day! Sterling will probably be pretty happy about that too!
In the meantime, I’m just savoring every step I take. . .