Thank you all so much for your true congratulations and happiness for my good health.
I do have times when I feel very guilty for feeling so well. But then I know my job is to show off and let everyone know THIS IS REAL.
My husband continues to complain, with a big smile, that I have ruined his weekends. For 10 years now he has been able to go golf with no bothers from me. Now, I get up on Saturday mornings and decide the adventure for the weekend! I love it. and I don't take anything for granted. Every stair step, every walk, every shopping trip, and just to grab my purse, run out the door, jump in the car and go anywhere, All by myself!
I visited my old (sorry Nancy) friend in St. Paul, MN. We did the old homes tour and climbed 3,000 stair steps for the whole week I was there. Lots of museums, libraries, churches, they have great architecture.
And food! I had not been able to travel to visit her and the times she had come to visit me, I was so sick, that I do not even remember.
and I traveled without wheelchair assistance! not a great thought in hindsight as I didn't know how large they have built these airports. I think I walked miles from the gate to the luggage. But I did it! That was my goal.
I did feel better quite soon after Liberation, but it was not a walk in the park and I certainly could not have done a year ago what I can do today and I know one more year will make bigger strides.
I want to stress that alot of what I have recovered came unexpectedly. I just realized the other night that I am dreaming again. I did not dream for years. It took 10 years to decline and now I am 10 years older, so patience is helpful but I do feel better daily, and if I don't, I go outside and find something different to do.
Today I pulled some oranges from high on the tree off with a puller thing.
They need to come off as the new crop is getting big. I bought a gallon container of thyme for the bees, they like it. so I need to plant that.
It is so wonderful to look just a few days ahead.
With a smile!!
Sincerely and with Thanks, Rose2