Thursday, June 12, 2008

Hot dogs and Yogurt

Okay, so this may sound strange...I just fed the boys dinner tonight for the first time in over 8 weeks. Now with that said, it wasn't a very healthy dinner, but they did leave the table with full tummies. Even with an easy menu, it was a little difficult for me to complete the task. It was good to sit down as we were all eating.

I came home two weeks ago using a wheelchair and a walker. That Sunday, we went to church to thank God and everyone for all of their prayers. The pastor's father in law had passed away several months ago, and the pastor's wife told me that they still had his nicer walker; in fact they kept it at the church in case someone wanted to borrow it. It was a nice surprise and it is so much easier to use! In fact, the nicer walker (with wheels and brakes) enabled me to have a little more freedom and comfort while walking and getting around.

Last Friday, a week after I got out of the hospital, I learned how to use a cane during physical therapy. I was able to walk with it with ease! So when I was finished with therapy, mom and I went to Walmart to purchase me my very own! I can not believe the progress that I have made over the last couple of weeks. As you can tell, I'm happy with the little things!

I still have PT twice a week until the end of the month. I'm now able to walk around my house with using the cane at all. You'd probably say that I was walking a little funny, and slow, but at least I can make it! I do still have to use the cane when I get up in the morning until my muscles stretch back out and when I leave the house. The idea is to get as much exercise as possible without fatiguing myself. I have to build up my stamina and balance.

See, all of a sudden, hot dogs and yogurt doesn't sound like too bad of a dinner. Maybe next time I'll add vegetables!

1 comment:

Sean, Brenda, Grace and Maggie Cornish said...

I am so glad that you are back up on your feet and feeling better. Congrats on the dinner! Hey, I like the new layout too.