Today’s progress —
Drove today. It was effortless. Not the slightest difficulty. Seeing progress of some kind nearly every day. Took Kyra to the doctor’s office, and that trip ended up taking almost three hours. I held up well. Met at my home with someone about church stuff earlier. Going to Kyra’s orchestra concert this evening. Life feels somewhat normal today, though my legs and feet are driving me particularly insane.
Some have expressed concern that perhaps I am overdoing it. I am not. My decision to not drive was voluntary, based on my feeling that I could not do it safely. My choice to drive today was also my choice, but I did run it by my physical therapist yesterday and in his opinion there were no concerns. I spent 30 minutes on the treadmill yesterday, but both my PT and my MS doctor had cleared me to do it. In fact, they both want me walking as often as possible. I know most of you have not seen me, but I have just been way too sick to have any kind of cavalier attitude about either my illness or my recovery. I assure you, no one is taking this more seriously than me.
I preached at church last Sunday and announced yesterday that I will be planning to be back in the pulpit from here on. That may sometimes be all I do, but it’s the job where I impact the most lives so that’s what I want to return to first. Next week I’ll begin to move back into meeting with clients and people at the church. That is obviously another area where I have a fairly big impact, so it’s a priority. Last to return to my schedule will be duties that are purely administrative.
My top priority will continue to be my recovery, which means rest, quiet, being at home, PT, stretching and working out, and general self-care. Thanks for your continuing expressions of love and concern. I have come a very long way.
That’s today’s progress and a general update.