Friday, 8 October 2010

Misson: Accomplished II

To begin, let me steal a quote that my good friend JJ put in his last post:

Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing.  ~Harper Lee

How much we take for granted in our lives!!    In my case (the first that spring to mind):  Walking, cycling, driving, going to the office, mowing the lawn and gardening, shopping... and showering.

Today's Mission: Accomplished was to have my first standing-up shower since the end of June!  I started off in hospital with body-washing and then a proper shower with a nurse to help me (oh how fantastic it felt to wash my hair!). It was a big deal the day I managed to have a shower in the hospital on my own. Then I was home with a borrowed showering seat and Mr H. hovering while I manoevered in and out of the shower; and today I decided that I can do away with the seat and HOW good did it feel!   Oh and it took half the time as well ;-)

One more notch on my Post of Normality...


  1. Yea! Good news.

    btw I don't think I've told you how much I love your blog header (title?) photo. Every time I see it it makes me smile.

  2. Mustang Sally: thanks! Me too ;-) It's kind of the idea that the horizon is the dreams and my shoes on solid ground are the reality...

  3. Juniper: You are becoming an inspiration for all of us. Thank you.

  4. YEAH!!!!! :-)

    Oh, I bet that felt really, really, REALLY good.

  5. I hope you feel as proud of yourself for what you are achieving through this recovery, as we feel proud of you.

  6. That is good news! Have a great weekend!

  7. That's wonderful Juni! I remember many a time where I had trouble taking showers because of injuries I gave myself and what not and how good it feels to finally be able to wash without having to mess with the trials and tribulations of regular bathing.

  8. Good for you Juniper. I bet it felt good to take one more step to ward normality.


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