This weekend I had my second outing since I had brain surgery. I went to Reese’s dance recital. I was nervous, but not quite as nervous as my first outing to the boys’ baseball game.
I know the more I can continue to do little things and build up to doing more, the better I will feel and the closer I will get to “normal.”
I was able to get handicap seats for Chris and I so he could help me get around. And again it felt great to be out. I even wore a dress…can’t tell you the last time I put one on!
The show was only an hour and I am so glad I was able to see Reese perform in person. I know I’m biased because it’s my daughter but she did a great job on the stage. You could tell she knew all the moves and she really nailed it. I was so proud.
The only challenge ended up being the exit. The elevator was behind the lobby where everyone waits after the show. Chris and I waited and waited hoping the crowd would thin some after everyone left the theater. There was finally a small opening in the crowd and we carefully made our way through.
I had made it to another outing and really enjoyed being there. This weekend I also walked further than I ever have, showered without the occupational therapist for the first time and unloaded the dishwasher and put all the dishes away by myself. Small steps and progress back to normal.
I know I still have a long way to go but this was all very good progress. The more I can continue to do, the better. It’s only been three and half weeks since I had brain surgery. To be able to continue to make this kind of progress is big, even if the tasks or outings don’t seem big. One day, one step at a time.