Trying to sit at the table earlier today was a disappointment. Not unexpected, but still.
One of the problems, your basic solid wood dining room chair.
I decided I needed to get out of the house. You cannot believe how enclosed I have felt over the last weeks. From being in bed all the time, to being able to be in bed, or on the couch. It's been so frustrating.
To be in the car, I had to put the seat down all the way so I could lay down wherever we went. Think about that, the feeling of helplessness.
We got in the car, I put the seat up, and then slightly back, and off we went, just driving around town. Windows open, not going anywhere in particular. It was glorious. I felt better than I have in almost a month. I thought about work, and sitting up at home and decided to head to Staples.
I found a comfortable chair. Sat in it for a good 10 minutes. No leg twinges, no pain. That chair is now sitting in our dining room.
I never had to lay down in the car. I was up the entire time.
I'm still weak, I still have a long ways to go, but we have a new thing now. We get out of the house every day for the next week. We go somewhere. I get out of the car and walk a bit.
Big step forward.
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