There are a hundred things to say, but with only a few minutes tonight dedicated to the blog... Thought I needed to update and make sure everyone knows I'm okay. The last post may have been a bit of a downer.
Things are looking good. Other than keeping my leg up at night, I am able to do just about anything. The only thing I am having a hard time with is sitting for a long time, and that will be taken care of when I can wear my compression stocking again. All the sutures and staples will come out tomorrow and I will only have steri strips left. Yes! I put some boots with heels on this weekend for a date and walked with no limp! I am sure the limp is a nerve thing that I just need to figure out.
This journey is often described as a roller coaster. My nephew Steven was quick to point out some major differences. But I think it's pretty accurate. The best imagery I can think of is John Lennon's lyrics, "pools of sorrow, waves of joy." Sadness and happiness at the same time, over the same things.
But see now I sound gloomy again. I really am doing great. I feel like I should be depressed, but I'm not. Who knows what a year of 'watch and wait' is going to do to the psyche. But for now I'm fine. Happy, even.
A small miracle. One of many.