Barry and I have only been out together a couple of times in the last four weeks. Both times was at very close friends houses where I knew I would be comfortable. The other outings have almost all been medical appointments, so it is time to start trying some real world experiences.
I am overwhelmed easily and tire so quickly that a quick trip to a grocery store left me feeling weak at the cash and needing a nap upon returning home. That was last week.
Today I planned to visit a store here in Callander with my sister Val. If that goes well we may even venture into Sears as there are some essentials I do need.
The Sears trip didn't happen, but I did make it to the store here in Callander. Val was my compass, she could see I didn't have energy for both and shut the idea down. I'm learning but I do need a nudge more often than not to stop.
We spent the evening, a lovely one, watching a motivational speech and an excellent movie on Netflix. The movie is called Elsa and Fred.
It feels like it is a lifetime ago since I did anything on my own, and I am happy I have had the help I needed to get out of the house a little at a time.
Meghan and Jerri will travel from Guelph and Toronto today to spend the weekend at home and see their Aunt Valerie. It will be fun to have them home again.
Today is a big day, one I've been waiting for: I start Physio. It will be a little at a time but I am so looking forward to it. I'll be happy to report on the underwater treadmill and how it feels and how I feel afterward. I predict I will need a nap! Any new venture seems to leave me feeling that way.
It's been a great week having Val around, she leaves on Sunday morning. We will miss her for sure. We are so fortunate to have my eldest sister Queen arrive on Monday until Saturday.
I'm thankful for my sisters. I have five of them. Mary, who lives in Ottawa and was by my side last surgery, has a newborn grand daughter so it may be a while before I see her.
Life is good and filled with good people.
Valerie not only came to help us out but spent her birthday away from Charlie to be here for us. Our dear friends Jim and Julie hosted all of us at their place to help make her birthday special.
It's out of bed and on to Physio for me, I'll report later.