Last night I went to my boys baseball game. This was my first non doctor outing since my brain surgery.
I was nervous. This is all new. Something that used to be so easy and normal is not anymore.
But I know it will just take time. And I know doing this and things like this will get me closer to normal.
Of course there were no close parking spots, not even handicapped parking spots available because well Nottingham Little League is a busy place with lots of games going on. But Chris dropped me off and I waited and we made our way to the field.
I got to see Chase and Shane both get hits in their first at bats since we got there and Chase got another hit in his last at bat. Shane stopped a grounder up the middle while he was playing second to stop the runner from getting an extra base.
But the best thing was I made it there. I did it. I was nervous. My first outing with my cane and since my surgery three weeks ago. I was worried about walking and where to park and how I’d feel.
Initially I was really nervous. But soon I realized I’m doing fine. As I relaxed more, I was able to focus on the game more and just enjoy being there.
Ironically it ended up being the boys fastest game of the year thanks to the run rule. I had done it.
I’ve noticed with anything or any task, I just need to get more comfortable. Each time doing it feels a little easier. Showering is a good example. It’s gotten a little easier after each time.
I still have a long way to go but this first outing felt big. If I can continue to do little things in combination with improved walking and tasks from physical therapy and being able to do a little more each day, I will slowly get there and be that much closer to normal.
Considering it’s only been three weeks and a day since my surgery I guess I am making pretty good progress. One step, one day at a time.