Sunday, June 10, 2007

Sunday Morning Adventure -- Round Trip

Once in a while I feel like I could walk again.  Today was such a day. 

I woke up feeling like I should try walking.  I got my walker from its storage place and placed it in front of my wheel chair.  I rose and walked.  Slowly, very slowly, and putting all my weight on my walker, I walked across the room.  I turned and started back.

"I'm walking...and as well as some residents here at the old folks home. Maybe I could manage more."

But by the time I reached the wheel chair again, I was thoroughly exhausted and ready to sit down. But I made it.  A round trip of twenty feet.

 Maybe more next Sunday..

10 comments:

bamawmn46 said...

Hey, try to walk a little each day!! You might be able to grow a little each day! What a wonderful thing to be able to do for yourself. I'm really proud of you this morning, Chuck!!
Jackie

tendernoggle said...

Well Chuck..I too am soooooooooooooooo proud of you....Maybe you can do a few inches or so a day ...It is bound to build your muscles back up in your legs...and arms...
God bless you,
love ya,
carlene

madcobug said...

Thats great Chuck. Maybe do a little daily to get some more strength in your legs and body. Ten steps a day until you get built up more.
Helen

plieck30 said...

Good for you Chuck. Take it slow and easy. paula

msecz said...

good job Chuck. I bet it felt good even if you got tired... probably good exercise too. try a little everyday why don't you  :>)
Sandra

firestormkids04 said...

Chuck, I can just imagine how good that felt!  Keep up the good work.  Blessings, Penny   http://journals.aol.com/firestormkids04/FromHeretoThere http://journals.aol.com/firestormkids04/TimeforaLittlePoetry

hewasolddog299 said...

Way to go! Now, a question. Are there no physical therapy facilities in that joint? Yes, I realize you are living on the assisted living side of things, but are there rehab facilities in another wing or building on the campus?

If there are, see about scheduling some regular time with a PT to work on strength training and balance in your back, abdomen and stump(s). If not, surely there is a facility within reach of a ride on the nasty facility bus. Get your PCP to refer you for maintenance PT.

If that's not possible, at least snag a PCA to be present in your room when you are doing these walkabouts. It makes it so much easier to fill out the paperwork for the ambulance crew and may prevent your death (from lying for hours on the floor out of view of the casual check the PCA's do periodically).

Keep on truckin' but do it with safety in mind.

jmorancoyle said...

    Congratulations! Hopefully next Sunday you'll go further. A little at a time. Good luck.
Jude
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desannie said...

Hooray for you!  Feels great doesn't it?  We have a lady here about your age or older who hadn't walked since her fall 2 or 3 years ago when she broke her leg and hip.  She's now walking short distances with a walker.  She's was grinning from ear to ear the first time she did it!  Annie
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mccine said...

You have encouraged me to try harder. Presently, I am dealing with myositis which has affected many things in my life, including walking. I enjoy your blog, and your Spirit greatly.