Monday, September 6, 2010

I can see changes

It has been a good Summer.

I have really been aware of how much better I am moving around. My improvement in the past 3 months has made such a difference in my getting on with my life. I am now able to get around without using the walker most of the time and I don't really need the cane in quieter, familiar, level places. I do however find that light changes, moving items, crowds and getting over tired are still bad triggers of dizziness and nausea.

Today when I was getting in the boat it really dipped a lot. I got in the boat okay with help but I felt horribly nauseated for most of the ride home. I realized.. once the waves of nausea passed,.... that it has been a month since I have had this severe a reaction. Progress! Car rides are now tolerable most days and boat rides are even fun on a calm day.

It is hard to see the day by day progress. Fall is around the corner and as I reflect on the changes since we opened the cottage in the May, I can't help but feel optimistic.



Suzanne said...

This is great! I'm so happy for you and like my doctor had reminded me, sometimes it's one step forward and 2 steps back but eventually you get there. Your strong spirit is inspiring.

XO Sue

Marcelle Greene said...

I am so glad to hear evidence of improvements two years out. The doctors have driven me crazy with their morbid time limits.

Linda said...

Marcelle.. I have had a lot of improvement in the past couple of months and this coming week will be three years! Ignore those time lines. I have known so many people who have had improvement so much longer than that even.

I know a man who was unable to talk post stroke. He started being able to really communicate verbally 3 years after his stroke. Six years after he is a speaker for our stroke recovery association and other charities and frankly he is such a chatter box he is making up for lost time!

Hang in there!

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