My F-ing gawd it is about time!
Ok, I was getting seriously freaked out about the mystery sprain of 09... I swear I was on the verge of coming to terms with this possibly permanent situation... Of my two year old NOT EVER WALKING AGAIN (extreme yes, but still one possibility). So there was that heavy duty-ness, but also, Ree and I were getting pretty sick and tired of one an others bad attitudes.
It literally lasted 6 weeks (which is a whopping long time) but it FELT LIKE 6 MONTHS! I have, probably like, 12 or 7 more gray hairs. My crows feet are deepening, my laugh lines are diminishing, I have gained at least five pounds of muscle (from all of the caring of the 40lb temper tantrum) But have also matched that amount in lbs of fat from all of the stuffing of my face (my version of the 40 lb tantrum). I have a saggy hip a, hunched back and all the soles on all my left shoes are worn through to reveal my ever so fashionable men's athletic socks. It has been a rough run, this past month and a half. But I feel like we are nearing a clearing (sorry for the unnecessary rhyming right there). I feel like we just may be out of the woods.
Reese and I had an amazing day yesterday! We spent all afternoon in the Rhododendron Garden feeding the ducks and squrls, throwing rocks into the water and hanging out in his" fravrit" tree in the sun (60o in Portland in February!)
It started out as a lot of hand held hobbling, limping and toe scraping. Then about and hour into it, I noticed he finally, for the first time in a month and a half, put his heel to the ground while we were walking. I observed this new use of the heel for about 10 minutes, before I dared mention it to him, but when I thought he was clearly and comfortably using it, I asked him if he felt anything different? I asked him what he was doing? What was happenin' down there? He was so surprised to notice that he was walking! He was really walking??!!! We both we so thrilled by the return of this old friend... We, the three of us, Reese, Walking and myself all had a slow celebratory reunion, where he walked on his own for the duration of the afternoon, which lasted about another two and a half hours and took us to every inch of those gardens! Lots of peace, gratitude, release and resolution feelings were made in that garden yesterday.
It felt like old times.
Thank you Reese.
Thank you leg.