Brandi, the Physical Therapist, just left after a very good session. Using the walker I was able to get out the door, then down the steps and out to the driveway. Rest, and then back up the steps and into the house. Will I do this on my own right now? Nope, but after a few more times with her probably. She also got my knee to 96 degrees of flex - whew. Cannot do that one on my own, needs the extra push. Still working on getting the leg straighter.
Yesterday I got on the scale and discovered I've lost a few more pounds, although feeling the leg muscles I think I know where most of that weight loss is. It will come back as the leg gets stronger, and wait till I get back to dancing. :-)
Guy has been a sweet cuddler the last few days, asking for cuddles at all hours, nay demanding them. Sweet in the afternoon, not so much at 6am.
Sitting on the front porch outside today, knowing I got there through my own energy, felt so nice. Feeling the leg supporting more of my weight, bending and doing more of the needed effort, all of this leads to a bit of a glow as I rest. Looking back to January and that quick moment that led to this, the length of time to get here, the time to go till I'm back to that ability level - 2012 is going to be an interesting year.
Oh yeah, that whole cutting back on the meds thing - that means forget a good night's sleep.
I've mentioned it before but I'll probably keep saying it until I feel I've said it enough, and some of that will have to be in person - Thank You.
I want to thank all those who've been there for me along the way. The folks who donated funds and stuff to give me some peace of mind financially. The folks who donated time and effort working on the house to give me a place to move back in to. The clients who bore with me while this went on during tax season and beyond. The folks who sent healing thoughts and prayers. I am surrounded by wonderful people and lead a fortunate life.
I really want to thank my brother Keith, who did the lion's share of the work and all of the coordination on the house, my sister Felicia who came down twice, once for the house and once to help me settle in, my father Eldon and step-Mom Ginny who helped on the house and found the awesome porch lights, my aunt Sandy who called and sent cards to let me know I was always in her thoughts. I have a great family!
Okay, enough mushy stuff - time to get back to work on client stuff.