I wiped away the weeds & foam. / I fetched my sea-born treasures home... Ralph Waldo Emerson

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Baby Steps

Hi! I am so pleased to tell you  that I have ''graduated'' from sitting sadly on my deck,

to being able to take small teeny tiny walks outside! Hooray. Most days I can even pull on my swimsuit [not so easy with painful wrist/ hand!] and dip into the cold pool.
The pain is hovering still, waiting to pounce if I so much a bend the wrong way, but the cocktail of biologics, pain meds, rest, and prednisone devised by the rheumatologist has worked well enough that the excruciating pain is ''gone''. Sort of. I guess ''less'' is a better term? I can sleep a little now, without waking from the sudden jerks of  pain.
I am so hopeful and my little daily walks and swims are my baby steps to rehabbing myself, looking forward to being functional again.
Let's all cross our fingers! I took some pics on today's adventure round the block:

Not a great hydrangea year, too bad.

Crape myrtle?

Cinnamon Sunflower.

My lavender has rebloomed!

A nice shady bench for me and Mo! Someday.

My faithful little friend! I bet he misses our walks as much as I do.

Mo led his dogwalker to his beloved bench by the beach entrance. She said he hopped right up ans smiled! I hope I can join them soon. Another friend brings him there most evenings. Mo jumps up, doesn't even need his leash!



gone to the beach...