Rather than moping about I’m getting on with it. Yesterday I made it round to the side yard to have a look at things again. It’s surprising to me how comfortable I was sitting on my scooter and learning the controls. I’ve not been on the road yet because my left hand is still too weak to operate the hand brake lever, but everything else was a piece of cake.

Apart from that, all is progressing smoothly – no more falls – or problems. Just loads of hand and finger exercises. Oh yes and PRACTICE.

I’ve timed myself walking indoors, and find that I can walk 9 foot in a little over 35 seconds (in a straight line). So now I’ve got a target to beat. (it’d only take about 2 days to complete a marathon,( if I did it non-stop that is, ) THAT’LL BE THE DAY).

I’m finding out how hard it is to be a carer. Pat (bless her) is at it all the time, not only doing all the usual household tasks, but also doing most of the things I used to do, as well as all the extra things that taking care of me and my needs entails. It’s a hard life for her, and she deserves a medal for putting up with it all so cheerily. I do as much as I can to take the load off her, but it will never be enough until I can do more. I’m pushing myself to achieve this, but it will never be quick enough for me.

I know, it’ll come – all of it, but WHEN.

Always look on the bright side of life (as the song says)dum de dum etc

If you see a high speed mobility scooter about to overtake you ……. LET ME GO!

See ya in my dust cloud……..



Author: tonys1stroke

I am a 74 year old stroke victim (partially paralysed), but in recovery mode, who wishes to share information (in both directions) as a means of gaining improvements from our experiences.

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