So how am I doing? Well. As I had been told, in time, my body would compensate for changes, and it largely has. I have fewer - actually few episodes of pain, and those are generally brief, and I have learned to cope. I am stronger, more able to move. I need to be careful not to overstretch or bend in the wrong direction. The feeling in my feet is much the same, about 90%. My balance is still improving. I am still not comfortable riding a bike, and I do miss it. But my walking has gotten better, walking on uneven surfaces much better.
I am forever thankful that I lived in an area with some of the best doctors in the country, with good insurance, and the ability to pay for what the insurance didn't (about $5,000 in deductibles and copays.) I am grateful that my fun and irreverent local family practitioner realized that what she was seeing when I went to see her, was unusual and insisted that first round of tests be done the same day. Timing was critical, if I had waited a month for tests, it likely would have been a couple of weeks to long. (She insisted that I cancel a work trip I was scheduled to take.)
Take care of yourself. When something doesn't feel right, or is interfering with life, see a doctor. It is great to be alive. To be able to engage in the great adventures. There are no guarantees that we can do what we want for as long as we want. Things are different than before, but they are good. Focus on what we can do, and make the most of it.
So how am I celebrating my lucky day this year? We are finishing up a week in Iceland.
Any day I wake up is a good day. I count my blessings I have yet had any major or even minor issues or health problems. Cripes, maybe it is all the gin?ReplyDelete
All good things in moderationDelete
Good advice. Incredible that you came out of that so well.ReplyDelete
Life could have been very differentDelete
Puts things in perspective, doesn't it? Glad you got a renewed lease on life! And that you're enjoying it so much!ReplyDelete
The experience changed my attitude in many ways, enjoy each dayDelete
Something worth celebrating. I can relate. Are you really in Iceland? Enjoy!ReplyDelete
We head home soon, it has been amazing.Delete
Sound advice for everyone to follow.ReplyDelete
We have had so much fun, and we passed the test, we can fly homeDelete
Consider your body hugged and your cheeks pinched. You're welcome.ReplyDelete
I can feel it from here, thanks I needed thatDelete
Quite a story. Iceland...what a way to celebrate! Carpe diem.ReplyDelete
It has been a fun adventure.Delete
I am glad you are fortunate this way. Were we all in this country.ReplyDelete
England was commenting on the people on waiting lists for non-emergency services, and I was thinking, it is still a lot less than the number of people here who have no option for care at all.Delete
So happy for your recovery and that you're doing well. When you get the genetic short straw, you have to be grateful for what you can do, not resentful for what you can't.ReplyDelete