I’m home!  I spent eight full days enjoying the hospitality of the Chesley hospital staff but am very glad to be back home. It’s a big step in my recovery but I’m beginning to get a bit frustrated since I feel as though I’ve just relocated from one bed to another. I’m starting to move around in small amounts (with the help of my trusty walker), but 10 minutes of standing, with a large portion of my weight supported on my arms pushing down on my walker, and I’m completely exhausted and in pain. I’m getting antsy to return to regular life.

It’s amazing how being bed-bound has made me appreciate the day-to-day ability to do such simple things as walk to the kitchen and grab a glass of water, get dressed without help, shower on my own and at will. Nevermind the bigger things like stroll down the street, go for a run, play with my dogs, hit the gym, etc. I will never take my mobility for granted ever again!

Do something for me please; turn the TV off, get up off the couch and go do something active. You will never realize what an amazing privilege it is to be able to do so until you can no longer.



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