The bad news is that I fell today; the good is that it has been quite a while since I’ve taken a tumble, and I have made a ton of progress! Today, I actually walked (for exercise) for the first time without a cane. I walked very slowly (for me), but I don’t think it will be long before I can speed it up without falling.
I am also driving some…no really long hauls and no city traffic…but able to be under my own power for the first time in over seven months, and that has been very nice. I know poor Rickey has to be sick of being my errand boy even though he has done a wonderful job of it.
I still get really tired, but I do believe that I am whipping this darned condition and in less time than doctors told me it would take. So what is the new bottom line?
I think that my head is always going to be “messed up” and off-balance. I hope I am wrong, but that is my guess. I also think that I will just continue to learn not to let it knock me down; unfortunately, I think this will probably continue to be tiring and taxing to the system. However, considering from whence I came…that is certainly something to be thankful for!
Oh….and I have certainly learned to be thankful for many, many things. Believe it or not, I will NEVER again complain about having to go to the grocery store. I’ve learned that not being able to go is MUCH worse than having to go.