Saturday, February 21, 2009

You won't believe this!!!

I am walking unassisted!! Yes, you read correctly!! I had my last session of physical therapy last Friday. AND I was about half-way there, driving along, and I kept thinking that I had forgotten something. Sure enough, I had! It was my cane! Yes! I haven't used it here at home for some time, as I've gotten much stronger through exercising. When I walked into the therapy center, my therapist looked at me and said, "You're walking without your cane!" I told him that I had forgotten it and he said that was good because it means I am getting stronger!
If anyone had told me two or three years ago that I would be walking normally and unassisted again, I just don't think I would have believed them. And I was in so much pain. Now, I am almost pain-free. I AM pain-free in my hips but I still have some lower back pain and arthritis pain, but it is minimal compared to what I used to have to deal with.
Erin didn't work on Tuesday, so I went over for a visit in the afternoon. I used my cane to walk across the yard. After I loved on the boy for awhile (Jaylon), I thought I would try walking up their driveway and take the road back to our driveway and down to our house because it was such a beautiful day. And I made it without any trouble and I didn't suffer later for it, either!
I am so thankful to the Lord for how far I have come and the progress I continue to make in gaining my strength and being able to walk unassisted again.
I am now endeavoring to strengthen my back and to further strengthen my legs, though with the MAIN MAN occupying my time (and I'm not complaining, believe me! *smile*) finding time to exercise is a little difficult but I'll manage!


Denise said...

Praise God, you go girl. I love you.

Theresa said...

I'm so glad that you are getting your strength back. Jaylon is getting so big so fast!

Barbara H. said...

Praise the Lord! That's so good to hear!

Barbara H. said...

I have a little award for you today. :-)

Mr. and Mrs. Nurse Boy said...

Praise God! What a wonderful praise!


Mrs. Nurse Boy

Jewel said...

Hi all of you wonderful ladies! Thank you for rejoicing with me! You all are the best friends! You are so encouraging to me and so readily praise the Lord with me when I overcome and encourage me when I am struggling. Thank you so much for your friendships! ((HUGS))