Hello everyone, I know I've been kind quiet as of late, just working through some emotional stuff. That and pushing, and fighting and pushing myself. Fell into a dark rabbit hole for a bit, had to climb out of it. Climbing out I am, and then some. I would like to take a moment and welcome all the newcomers, I sure hate your reason for being here, but im glad you found us.
I have something to share with everybody! Thursday, I found my legs were feeling a bit stronger and not nearly so unsteady. I started the day as usual with both crutches or my usual hand holds around the house (Full timer in my travel trailer). By noonish, I was on one crutch for most of the afternoon. Then I went to two and One, off and on. One crutch Friday and Saturday. Come today, one crutch to start the day and I spent 2 hours free as a bird!!! ... no crutch at all, till my legs have given out on me. My calves began cramping so now I'm nestled in my recliner. Getting up from time to stretch them out!!! I've been on 2 forearm crutches since the middle of August, so about 2 months. It's been 2 YEARS or so (possibly longer) since I have been able to go outside without assistance walking!!! Other than a short spell right after starting Ocrevus that only lasted a few days. In those few days I fell out of my house bouncing off my steps. (Luckily I didn't break my neck) so right back on my cane I went! Even then I could only be up for a very short while before sitting down. The 2 hours today were at my friends house going through some more of my stuff in storage, with maybe a half a dozen short breaks (30 seconds to a minute, at most) I haven't felt the muscles in my legs work and feel like this in so VERY VERY Long!!! Come to think of it, I was in PT last year using a semi recumbent elliptical trainer. If I had wings, I'm so happy I might soar right into the Sun! LoL... well, not on purpose anyway, in the myth of Icarus it wasn't intentional either! Something so simple at one time in life, as to walk across the street unaided, bringing me to tears. Even if only for this moment I can't even begin to describe the feelings I have right now. Well, in the weeks to come will tell the whole story. I am so very thankful for this blessing for I have much to do to prepare for FT winter living. I was getting so stresses for the help I was offered has been unavailable and I was becoming worried. Probably wasn't helping me climb out of the rabbit hole the stupid Mad Hatter tripped me up in!!! 🐰
Y'all are in my thoughts and prayers as always!