Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Progress Report


Much improvement! I'm cooking and doing laundry and other light chores. Going up and down stairs (carefully) and no longer need to sit down to shower nor to use a cane. I do use a stick on the uneven terrain outside but I've done that for years. 

And I drove to the store on Monday! Pushed the buggy up and down aisles at a good clip! And when I got home, I carried two big bags of groceries up the steps. (John brought the rest. He had accompanied me in case I got too tired but I just felt energized!)  


By the time I put the groceries away, however, I was feeling a tad weary. And all day Tuesday I was as stiff and creaky as if I'd been hoeing corn or some other tiring exercise. Too much irrational exuberance in the grocery store.

However. It's a start. I'm back on the road! Though, as a kind friend here or on Facebook reminded me, it's probably time to put aside that dream of playing in the NFL...




10 comments:

KarenB said...

Go you!! It's funny how something which is often a chore, like grocery shopping, can become a triumph instead under certain circumstances. Glad you are continuing to improve - gardening season is coming!

Judith Knight said...

Vicki--what wonderful news; hidden in all the reported bad posts just now was this little gem. It is incredible how far you have come and how quickly you have progressed. I KNOW it seems like it took forever but when you consider how devastating the accident was it could have taken longer. You get the "Tough Woman" award for the day!!!

Merisi said...

Soon you will be waltzing through the supermarket, I am sure!
So good to hear that you were out and about, making it all the way home and up the stairs.
I trust that you listen to your body and take good care and rest up well between your outside forays.
Stay well and enjoy your found-again freedoms of movement,
hugs, Merisi

Frances said...

This is such a great report, Vicki!
I can just about imagine how encouraging it is be able to get out and about.
xo

Anvilcloud said...

It's been a long time, and it feels so good to begin to get back in the groove.

jennyfreckles said...

Good news of great progress. You must feel a real sense of liberation!

Darla said...

Very impressive! Wow! You've made much more rapid progress than I have. You go, Woman! :)

katy gilmore said...

Yay Vicki!!!xo

Stella Jones said...

That's so good to hear Vicki. It says a lot for your growth in confidence too, doesn't it! Well done.

Jim Egerton said...

So good to hear you are getting out and about. NFL ? maybe SPSB (slow pitch soft ball).