Obstacles, we all have them. I remember the anxiety of getting in the shower after the fall for the first time.
The treacherous steps from the bedroom to the shower, thinking " I hope I make it!" At least it doesn’t hurt with pain rippling across my back as it once did. These thoughts ran through my mind as I moved inch by inch. I use my rolling walker and Peggy was walking behind me, following with the wheelchair and watching to make sure I was okay.
The shower itself is a challenge, but with newly installed shower bars it helps. I was able to get in and out on my own and actually take a shower! I felt like a human being again. Sponge baths just aren't the same.
Recently, I have been doing better, being able to walk like I did prior to the injury.
I'm continuing to use my stationary bike pedals , and my resistance bands and weights. Sometimes I add dance plies holding onto the sink in the bathroom. I want victories to occur faster but need to remind myself how far I’ve come.
Thanks for listening to me as I tell my story. You all are part of my healing. Sharing this helps me reflect and keep things in perspective.