Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Jan. 12th

To all those who know what I've been going through with my illness, I have to announce that for the first time in 2 1/2 years since I was diagnosed I am able to get myself up from a seated position on the floor to a standing position! For me this is very exciting. The fear of falling and not being able to get up has been very real not to mention very limiting for me. To not be able to sit on the floor and play with my nephews, or the cat, or exercise, watch fireworks, go to the park and sit on the grass with a picknick, sit on the ground by the river or at a lake, to garden, and so forth has been a part of my life that I miss greatly. So for the first time at 12:45 today July 12,2007 I sat on the floor and tried to get up. My only assistance being my body. I am so happy it is hard to contain myself. It's amazing to me how something so simple can affect your life.

1 comment:

Joanna Charnas said...

Kimba,
I can only imagine your joy and relief with your progress. I have a chronic illness too, and every improvement is a triumph. I hope that they keep coming. I'm going to start reading your blog to read about your progress.
Joana,
Author, Living Well with Chronic Illness