Monday, April 26, 2010

New Perspectives

New Orleans Art.

It has been a good afternoon, I sat for a total of 3 hours and 45 minutes which was great, just felt a wee bit tired before Richie put me back into bed just after 17.30.

Had another useful meeting with my occupational therapists, Johanneke and Ludwine, Ludwine was handing over to Johanneke.

She explained the adaption and showed Johanneke the recent changes that had been made and the things that needed attention and possibly adapting at the next appointment with Ruud from Summit.

After they left Mathilde came round for my physiotherapy session which was great to do in the wheelchair.

Afterwards I sat in the front room with Richie and the dogs which was brilliant.

Lovely sitting and looking out of the window and just being part of things again, the dogs were also happy I was there.

Richie was delighted, we discussed clothes for outside, and Richie is going to adapt some of my jackets so they are easier to put on.

We ended up sorting through quite alot of my clothes and we weeded out all those that are no longer suitable.

It was in the end a whole big bag full, which Richie will put in the refugees clothes container up the road.

Nice to do this together and good to do it today, it has given me a huge boost and made me keen to move on to the next stage which is going out of the building and onto the road.

My other big excitement today was that I went out of our door and on to the landing for the first time since 19 August 2008.

Feel very positive now about going outside and about having a life outside of my bed, it is very exciting to get a taste today of what it will be like.

Now I can be more mobile again I can entertain all sorts of ideas which were not applicable while my only perspective was making the best of life in bed.

Good that finally life is starting to improve for me and Richie, we are both looking forward to the summer and me going out with him and the dogs.

Can’t wait forw Perspectives us to go to the market again, it will be brilliant, tomorrow I shall go out for a roll round the block with Richie and the dogs when they return from Spike’s final visit to the orthopaedic vet.

This Friday we plan to go to the end of the road and see the Queen’s Day celebrations.

After I post this I shall visit Steve and leave him a comment on The Wheel of Fortuna

These first days just after his beloved partner BobRobert has just died must be very difficult for him.

Then I intend to take it very easy indeed and enjoy the evening with my darling Richie.


Anonymous said...

I'm so happy for you Herrad that you can finally go outside. I know what you mean about how changes in your lifestyle also change your perspectives. It's a good thing!

Herrad said...

Hi Rain,
Thanks for coming by lovely to see your comment.
Realised again that perspective is everything.
Have a pleasant evening.

Have Myelin? said...

I am thrilled to hear of your expanding world. =)

Cranky said...

Herrad -woo hoo! So delighted to read that you're heading out tomorrow.

Love, Cranky

Stephany said...

Herrad, this is SO exciting! How long you have waited for this day to arrive with such grace, courage and dignity (and patience).

I can't wait to read all about it and hope to see photos too!!!



Travelogue for the Universe said...

Sounds wonderful! Have a great week exploring old and new places again.Love, Mary

JC said...

So glad you are mobile again !!!

Webster said...

I am peeing-my-pants excited for you Herrad. This is brilliant news! Once you get outside, Richie will have to get a phoro of you in your new Herrad-mobile for a new avatar.

Herrad said...

Hi Sherry,
Thanks for coming by, its brilliant having my world get bigger.

Hi Cranky,
Thanks for your visit, life is picking up no end.

Hi Stephany,
Thanks for coming by, it has been 18 months hard to believe now that its been so long.

Hi Mary,
Thanks for your visit, life is getting better.

Hi JC,
Thanks for your visit.

Hi Webster,
Thanks for your visit and great comment almost peed mine laughing.

Thanks all you lovely friends for coming by and leaving comments.
Life is getting better each day.
Thanks for all your support