6 week update:
Just returned from a 4 day camping trip in the High Sierras. What a glorious time I had with my 5 and 7 year old granddaughters! I was able to climb a mountain trail in 20 min! I wasn't even huffing and puffing in the more than 1 mile altitude! Last year, it took me 1 1/2 hours and I was exhausted! This year, I wasn't even tired! One of my goals was to walk across a large fallen log that crosses a mountain river. My great, new and improved, balance made it possible for me to cross the log and I have the pictures to prove it!!! My left leg, which was always the much weaker one, was so strong that I was able to climb up a 3 to 4 foot boulder, putting most of my weight on my left leg! Last year, prior to my liberation in Poland and my MT stent in Costa Mesa, I never could have remotely done that. I'm still working on becoming stong enough to get across the second log required to completely cross the river. Next year! Not bad for a 69 year-old!
I always resented how old MS made me look, since I didn't ever feel that old. Now, I'm able to do things that I haven't been able to do for years, and I'm looking younger! Yeah!!!
One of my student's parents asked when I was thinking of retiring since, "You must be getting close to 60". Little did she know, I'm getting close to 70! I'll never tell
Ready for my very challenging 4th/5th/6th grade class of 32 kids! Bring it on