Well they are for me anyway, and if you search for it, the silver lining is there to be found for us all.
The secret for me is to not wait for things to happen – make them happen, or do it yourself. So my bed risers have, like my perching stool and the Mowbray toilet frame, have all been
lowered – the last two we did ourselves, and the bed risers were adjusted at our request by the phsyio team. At our request they have agreed to fit aids (like a step and hand rails) at the back door, to help me get out into the garden and be with Pat.
Also – this week we have erected a scooter shelter in the side yard, O.k it was mostly Pats work, but we did it and the scooter is now safe and dry.
I’m now able to go over the front door step fairly easily, so the back door will present no problems, and I am planning my first foray into the wider world on the scooter.
Today I’m wearing shoes that I have not been able to get on since October last year – they are comfortable, and as a plus it is easier to walk in them.
Right – boasting over. It’s not becoming to brag too much anyway.
I have a friend from years ago (I think of him often) who is going through a really bad patch in his life. I hope my successes may inspire him. As I said above, the silver linings are out there, all we have to do is find them. Love to E too (A.K.A The W.W.W) you’ll find that being nice is most rewarding. Tell me if I’m out-of-order. Love to both of you.
Off to plan my skirmish with the great wide world, I’ll let you know how it goes,