Nickie Coby (puppybraille) wrote,
Nickie Coby

Observations of walking

I didn't think walking would feel so weird! Maybe some of it is because I'm following the '25% doctrine', and maybe it's related to using a walker, but it sure feels weird!

I've had to remind myself that I don't need to hop behind my walker anymore, and I can actually walk. I never thought that would be an issue.

While it's nice not to hop, I'm still retraining my muscles to behave the way I want them too. And the safety is minimal. I can feel some things through the walker, but not all. And I can't work Julio, or even use a cane, so I don't have the independence I'd expect.

But it is something; I can stand up and use both hands to fasten my clothing. I don't have to use my right leg as a pogo stick anymore. I don't have to worry about losing my balance so much anymore.

Although my progress seems slow, it is still progress. I am moving forward. (More about my progress in the next entry). I am starting to think that I will survive the recovery period!

Tags: guide dogs, health, surgery
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