I can’t describe how this place manages to wriggle its way into your heart. Um, well, the people here and this clinic do. The energy in this clinic is always so special, full of hope and healing; it inspires me and reaffirms what is happening inside of me. After the progress I’ve made over the past two years and the changes in my MRIs, I know I’m healing, but it’s incredible to watch my friends heal along with me.
My injury is very severe and my path will be much longer than some others, but I have yet to stop progressing, so I’m where I need to be for now. Part of me wants to stay; just pack up and live here for 6 months or so of treatment and therapy. Lol, but, I’m afraid mom or the food would kill me if I did! And, I’d miss those little monkey noses just too much… HA, mom and I are awful, we watch Animal Planet to catch a glimpse of furry baby animals because they remind us of the puppies. I think I miss them so bad this time because my Mokie is gone. I will think of all of them or begin to leave them a message (yes, I have a problem), start to say his sweet name in the list and choke/crumble all over again, remembering he won’t be there when we get
OK, Anyway, the internet has been an extra special level of suck this time, so getting videos uploaded has been tough. This one is from the first couple of weeks. I’ll have another one with my new (reduced) leg braces, taking steps without an ab binder and slight movement in my legs soon… SLIGHT, but there.
We’ve been working on new levels of difficulty and focusing on what is happening in my core and legs. So, if I appear to be struggling, that’s a great thing… at least I’m doing it! I struggled and required a lot of assistance just to stand for 30 seconds in a full chest-feet brace two years ago and now I’m taking steps in separate ab, knee and ankle braces. I’ll kick their butts too, eventually…
P.S., Sorry Mel, I still can’t remember to frickin’ BREATHE… and, lol,
those faces I’m making are so horrid I almost didn’t post these…