Three Good Things for the day:
- I got my cast off. Let me repeat: I no longer have a cast on my leg. The relief is indescribable. I have a boot now, which I can take on and off. I can put weight on my foot. I should be able to walk in the boot without crutches in a few days, after I regain a little strength and practice a bit. I’ve always said that a baby’s first steps are miraculous to me, and now I get to experience a little bit of how it feels as an adult. When I took my first few steps with the crutches and tried to put weight on the foot, it was frightening. It felt impossible. My muscles had no idea what to do. But I’ve been working on it all day and it’s beginning to feel more natural. I can already go down a whole staircase with one crutch – on my feet instead of sliding on my butt. I can do a shuffle-step without the crutches at all if I only need to move a couple of feet, like when working in the kitchen. I unloaded the dishwasher today, just for fun. It’s thrilling! It’s liberating! It’s like getting your driver’s license. “You mean, I can just take off and go? Just like that?” Yes, just like that.
I can’t include any other Good Things today; it would cheapen the one. Suffice it to say that today is the best day I’ve had in a very long time. Everything was a Good Thing, today.