SORRY I HAVEN’T WRITTEN! I HAVE BEEN SUPER BUSY & HAD A HEADACHE THAT WOULDN’T GO AWAY FOR 2 STRAIGHT DAYS. I DON’T KNOW IF HEADACHES R MORE COMMON POST STROKE–AS A LITTLE GIRL, I HAD THEM ALOT. THEY LESSENED W/AGE, BUT NOW I HAVE A LOT AGAIN. MAKES SENSE THAT BRAIN INJURY WOULD CAUSE HEADACHES, BUT I DON’T KNOW.
WANT 2 HEAR THE DOWNER? MY HUSBAND WAS SO EXCITED I WALKED, HE WANTED ME 2 SHOW FAMILY ON DRY LAND. DESPITE DISAPPOINTMENT, I REFUSED–I KNEW IT WAS 2 NEW & WOULD BE A HUGE DOWNER IF I COULDN’T WALK ON DRY LAND. LUCKILY, MY HUSBAND RESPECTED MY DECISION, & WE TRIED WALKING ON DRY LAND PRIVATELY. I WAS RT., SO NOW I HAVE 2 START BENDING MY KNEES WILLINLY & STRENGTHENING MY UPPER THIGHS SO I CAN LIFT MY LEGS. NOW THAT IT’S PROVEN A POSSIBILITY, MY HUSBAND ‘S HELPING ME TRANSFER IT 2 DRY LAND BY MAKING ME TRY OCCASSIONALY, WHEN I’D NORMALLY BE CARRIED! WHEN I CAN DO THAT, I’LL GLADLY SHARE!
I HEAR THAT PEOPLE R learning all about MY accomplishments A LOT, BUT IT’S JUST A REG. DAY 2 ME, & OFTEN NO BIG DEAL! WALKING WAS DIFFERENT!
That’s what I love about you Jenny – you always seem to know when something isn’t going to fly. But you also try your hardest to make it work eventually too. So keep plugging along. All of us watching you view every aspect of your life a great huge accomplishment. And I won’t leave out your family in that either =) You are all amazing! Hugs, Laura