Thursday, July 22, 2010

Finished for Friday: Upright



I have a bit of a different finish that I'm proud of today.

I can walk.  This is something I haven't been able to do for a long time and it's an unbelievable feeling.  Over the last few days, I've mended from my hip surgery enough to leave the walker behind and take steps on my own.

There's still a long way to go - I'm not ready to backpack up bumpy hills or roller skate (ok, maybe I'm not chomping at the bit to roller skate), and I'm not allowed to drive for a few more weeks, but just the feeling of being upright and moving forward without pain and constant collapse is like winning the lottery to me.

I would have traded in all of my quilts, all of my creative finishes, all of the books I've read, if it could have gotten me here sooner.  This, to me, is the biggest thing I've accomplished in years.

I want to extend my warm thanks to everyone who has been supporting me and encouraging me.  Being in pain and being disabled by it are really tough.

It's time to celebrate you!  What have you finished this week?  Link up and let us come congratulate you.  If you're new here, please read the guidelines in the tab at the top of the page.  And please visit the posts from last week and next week to enter to win a $50.00 Amazon.com gift card at my Author Party!

18 people stopped folding laundry to write:

What A Card said...

Yay! Awesome! Such good news...I hope your recovery continues progressing so quickly. You'll be up on roller skates in no time ;)

Melissa said...

Congratulations on being upright and mobile!!

Michelle said...

What awesome news! Talk about a Friday Finish! Nobody's entry will be able to compete that. :-)

Cathi said...

Congratulations!!! I agree with Michelle -- that is truly a finish no one can beat!

Nancy said...

YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!! That's fantastic news :) I'm doing a little happy dance for you :)

...now, time for me to catch up on all the authors I've missed while on vacation... ;)

Coloradolady said...

This is wonderful news....I am so happy for you!!! I do have a post, it will publish after midnight....I am still smiling at your news...super!!

Cheryl Lage said...

HOORAY!!!! So happy for you, ThreeUnder. You've really been through it, Sister. Here's to emerging UPRIGHT on the other side.
:)

The Mother said...

Whoo-hoo!!!

Elizabeth said...

I'm so glad you're on the mend. That really is a wonderful finish! Thanks for hosting such a fun Linky party every week.

xo -E

Roslyn said...

Just finished folding laundry,LOL. Congrats, and hooray, you are mobile gain, that's great news!

Linda Acaster said...

This is wonderful to hear, and I'm really glad the surgery has gone without a hitch. Let's hope your recovery continues at the same speed. And thanks again for inviting me on your blog.

Linda

Lisa said...

Great news! Chronic pain is so exhausting and I'm amazed at how you've maintained your energy and humor throughout. Now that you're up and at 'em with your shiny new hip I can only imagine what's in store!

Pati @ A Crafty Escape said...

Fantastic news, you should be proud!

Jan @ bobbypins boardwalk said...

Oh my gosh -- how wonderful. I'm so happy for you and thrilled to be a part of this wonderful celebration!

Whimsical Creations said...

Congrats, that is wonderful!!

Barbara Jean said...

Whew!! I made it.
Better late than never!

Thanks for hosting

blessings

barbara jean

Pati @ A Crafty Escape said...

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog and leaving such a sweet comment. I'm not sure if your kids would like the chef hats, but I think you should make one for yourself!!! :)

WIDNEY WOMAN said...

Congratulations on being able to walk!!! So happy you have your mobility back. WhoooooooHooooo!!

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