‘We don’t ever see you anymore!’ I’ve been hearing that a lot lately, because when hospital staff see me these days, they often start off with that comment. It’s hard for me not to smile and reply, “that’s a good thing.”
And a good thing it has been. I’m continuing my streak of being clear from the hospital, surgeries, and infections. I have finally had a good stretch of time to build some strength, increase my energy, and improve my walking. I hope that my days as a professional inpatient are over. Did I just jinx myself?
Last week I began exercising in the pool. I had been delaying for some time, waiting for the metal frame to come off my arm, but I grew restless. Luckily I didn’t sink, although i was worried how I would do with the anchor drilled into my arm. Swimming feels great, but without legs and only one arm free, it’s hard to control myself from floating off like a bottle in the sea. The feeling though is gentle and free, and I don’t mind going where the waters take me.
My walking has progressed slowly. 99% of the steps I take are solid, and don’t require assistance, but Read more