Sunday, May 31, 2015
Returning to Normal - Not the Town but the Life
Tomorrow I return to work. I've been out of commission since my fall on that dark cold night of February 18th. A long, long time ago.
Yesterday I drove my car for the first time since that life changing accident that tore my quadricep muscle on my left leg. It was a tight squeeze getting in the car but once in, I was able to drive my car. Hallelujah! You don't know what it means to have the freedom of mobility.
I've been walking without my cane for several days now. However, my cane is never far away just in case I feel my leg buckling. There were two instances during Pat's visit last week that I felt my leg buckling. All that walking around Rehoboth Beach and other places we visited.
I can garden more now. Transplanting garden center plant purchases and pulling weeds. I use that seat contraption with the seat and wheels. Yep, it's similar to the one my Mom used when she got old and wanted to continue to garden but it works.
Even though I can drive and get around without my cane my leg still hurts if I over do it. Last week, all that walking around during Pat's visit, was a real workout. At the end of the day I was wiped out. It's going to be interesting to see how I feel after a full eight hour shift at the hotel.
I'm looking forward to getting back to work and my regular schedule. My accident, while traumatic, painful, and inconvenient, taught me was a new appreciation for quality of life. To have the mobility to be independent and just go about normal activities.
My leg is hurting now, which it does if I sit too long, so I'll end this life update.
Summer will be here in a few weeks and I am ready to enjoy every day to the max.