Tuesday 23 November 2010

OK, so it was slow going but I did it again!

I’ve just walked down the stairs without holding on to the rail again! It took 5 minutes (as opposed to a few seconds that anyone else could have got down the stairs in) and the top couple of steps were hard until I got into the swing of things but this time 6 months ago I was still bumping down the stairs on my bum with the occasional walk down them holding onto both the wall *and* the rail when I felt brave. OK, so I’ve only done it twice but even the tallest mountain is climbed after a few smaller mountains have previously been climbed!
I’m on my way up now! Yay for me!

Saturday 20 November 2010

I only went and did it!

I know this may not sound like a big thing to be proud of but it's a big deal to me so go somewhere else if you don't want to hear me blowing my own trumpet! :-)

I've just walked downstairs without holding onto the rail... I haven't been able to do that since before I went into hospital so it's a huge deal to me!

I've been slowly talking myself into trying it for a few days but I did it! It's a major achievement and it's given a huge boost to my confidence to such a degree that I don't think it'll be too much longer before I can walk into town alone again! I'll be able to take our little girl for proper walks instead of just up and down the street!

I know I'm probably talking months or years before I can do it but an hour ago I had to cling on to both the rail and the wall to get downstairs so I think I've got every right to feel proud of myself!

I'm going to take my pills and head to bed with a huge smile on my face now! :-D