Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Happy St. Patrick's Day! 

We had a visitor from the East Coast here for the weekend, hurray to seeing friends! We had a fairly low key weekend catching up although we did manage to head out to a ballet and check out the St. Patrick's Day parade. It was a fantastic weekend.

Attending the parade gave me a bit of a confidence booster as I was proud of myself for how long I managed to stand during the parade before my shins started screaming. Although I do find it strange that it's my shins that are now the first to hurt after walking or standing for too long. It was also the first time that I took the streetcar/subway post-transplant which was sadly super exciting. These random 'first times' are way more exciting than I would have ever expected they would be.

The confidence booster continued during physio on Monday. I felt strong for the first time in a long time. I was able to increase both my arm and leg weights, the treadmill speed, and, during the much-hated sit-to-stands exercises, my thighs didn't give up on me at the end. Yay strength returning! It feels like I may have turned a corner and was very motivational for when I spent the rest of the day waiting for the doctor.

Some pics from the fun weekend!

Twas brillig, and the slithy toves...
So high up! No, I did not climb all the stairs.
Parade!!
One of many random trucks.
Old car!

 

3 comments:

Amy Watson said...

Hurray for a fun weekend with non-hospital related activities!

Sue said...

yeah... a parade! and I noticed a certain lack of white stuff lying on the ground! There must be a way we can market some of ours here on the East Coast! Doesn't TO need snow?

helen soucoup said...

Fantastic