Having been so limited since my brain surgery it’s been hard at times to see the progress I’ve made. This Wednesday has been 6 weeks since the surgery.
Physical and occupational therapy have helped tremendously and I continue to be able to do more each day. I got clearance to walk around my house without a cane. I did some core and leg exercises with PT this week (while on my bed) including clams, side leg lifts and dead bugs! Exercises I used to do all the time…I’m slowly getting there.
I have been folding and putting laundry away. I am slightly increasing my walking distance. I’m taking steps one at a time instead of stopping with both feet at each step. Progress, improvement and slowly getting there.
I went to an event at a local library this week that had activities both indoors and outside. Outside was on grass and at first I was like oh no an uneven surface. Then I realized you’re fine, you have a cane, take your time and I was fine. It was good to have that unexpected surface and realize I can do things. Not much yet but manageable things and slowly get back to “normal.”
I also had my first radiation treatment today. It’s one targeted treatment. I was nervous but relieved to finally get the next treatment and step completed.
The treatment was quick and knock on wood I feel ok afterwards. I’m hoping that continues but even if there are a few side effects, it’s progress in this fight and treatment.
It’s been hard to not get caught up in all I’ve been through and all the uncertainty of what lies ahead but there has been a lot of progress just in this week alone and that is what I need to focus on. No matter how small or simple some of these things or steps are they are forward progress six weeks after brain surgery and two and a half weeks after a seizure.
No cane in the house is a good start…time to keep moving forward and focusing on the small steps of progress.