Friday, February 2, 2018

Checking In

    This was the view outside of my window when I lived in a studio apartment getting physical therapy. I have gone from a wheelchair to a walker, to using a quad cane in 5 months. I haven't got to my goal yet where I want to walk like I did before my accident. I still haven't got to go home. I can go up steps better than going down using the cane and hanging on to the railing. I will have to have my knee replaced down the road, but I want to postpone that as long as possible.
I am still apartment living but I get to do my own cooking, cleaning, working on getting ready to go home. Where I  am at now has an exercise room where I can ride the bike, plus a walking trail which is a 1/5 mile around. I started at once around the track than riding the bike. I will do that for a while then increase it. My apartment is aways from the outside door so I also get exercise there. They even have an indoor pool.
    My picture of my door was made by my 13-year-old grandson. He told me that it was really easy to make. It is made out of card stock, folding and cutting it. It took him no time at all to do it. He is looking forward to Spring and riding his horse again. We have had some nice weather so he has ridden then, but not during the cold weather.
   My family has been a god sent for me. They helped me in more ways than I can count. I just know they still determine that I won't get another car. They have brought me food, taken me where I needed to go.
   I have still been embroidering to help spend the days. I started a baby quilt. I don't know how long that will take me to do it.
   I know it has been a while since I have been here, but I haven't had my computer and then it went down. I don't like typing on a tablet. I have to be careful typing on the tablet because what I think I have typed doesn't turn out that way.
   My grandsons are officially as tall as me or taller. I will soon have to look up at all three of them. They think it is funny. My oldest is getting to be my chauffer when he isn't working. He went to school for a semester, but it wasn't like he thought it would be. He is working that is the main thing.
  Sorry about the long post but it will give you an idea of what I have been doing.  Take care.


NanaDiana said...

It is so nice to see a post from you, Shirley. That is really a pretty view from your window of your old apartment. I am glad you are in a new place now and that there is ample time and space for you to exercise. Take your time. You want to be completely healed before you go home.

It is wonderful that you have the family there to help you and your grandsons that you can now look up to!

Have a wonderful, blessed weekend- Love to you- Diana

sweet violets said...

So happy to hear from you!!! I've thought of you so often and offered a prayer. Sounds like you are making progress and have good people looking after you. One step at a will be home soon!!! xoxoxoxo

Susie said...

Sweet Shirley, So good to hear from you. I will admit , I have been worried. So thankful you are improving with your recovery. Stay strong. Yes, our grandkids are taller than me too. LOL. Your grandsons are talented fellows. Sending blessings to all of you, hugs for you my friend, xoxo, Susie

Vickie said...

Good for you Shirley! I am happy to get caught up with you. You are do so well. Stay warm my friend.

Linda said...

I love your attitude! you are such an inspiration to us all.
I'm especially glad to be Facebook Friends where I can see all the progress you have made from day to day! You are so loved and prayed for and we are all rooting for you to reach your goal and go HOME!

bj said...

Dear friend, I have been away from blogging during the time of your car wreck...I am just now catching up with you.
Mr. Sweet was diagnosed with brain cancer last Feb and he passed away the following July. I lost all interest in blogging....I am beginning to publish a few posts lately.
Is there any change in your husbands health? I see he is still in a nursing home.
I pray the both of you can come home soon.

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Well Hey!! I have missed you. I thought of you the other day and was going to send an email...I really should have...but didn't want to you feel bad if you were in a situation that you didn't have time to respond. I'm glad you are getting along well. I knew when we first became friends that you are important to your family and you all love each other so much. It's no surprise that they are looking after you so well. You are so blessed.
xx, Carol