Sunday, December 13, 2009

My Legs Are Getting Stronger

Yesterday we went to Walmart to pick up a few things. D said you better take the Zuca bag with wheels and I said, “No I think I will try going without it.” I knew where the chairs were and so if I got too tired, I’d rest. Well would you believe it, we shopped for about 45 minutes and I didn’t sit down once. I had a shopping cart that I leaned on but you know I felt really good, even today.

I’m very excited to say that last night I stood and washed the dishes. This is quite an accomplishment because just a couple of weeks earlier I wouldn’t have been able to stand that long. Our new dishwasher has connection issues... therefore the washing by hand.

I’m still doing stretches on my calves and legs ... and D and I massage my calves morning and night trying to get the edema out. Things are progressing nicely.

9 comments:

Renee said...

Daria that is such fantastic news. Taxotere was so exhausting I would sleep all the time and like you could barely walk five minutes.

Love you dear friend.

xoxoxo

WhiteStone said...

So glad you are doing better each day.

Sweetlife said...

Congratulations!!! I have been there & I love that feeling....progress! So sweet!

Louise said...

I am with Renee..taxotere was exhausting for me and 5 minutes was a lot..Your news is great!
I promise to keep reading for inspiration..I am happy for you and glad to know there is hope after taxotere...no nail problem...thank God!

Michelle said...

I'm so pleased for you! Mum is feeling better too now that they have adjusted her pain meds..now she is bored and lonely though.

Jill said...

Good for you Daria. Don't overdo it though...you need to have some strength for the holidays.♥

Anastasia said...

hey Daria!
I am glad you are doing well.
You sound really good.
I'm sorry about your dishwasher. My dad's broke recently.
I went with him to shop for the new one, so I now know more than I ever knew before about dishwashers. Apparently stainless steel, is where it's at!
<3

Anonymous said...

cool blog..................................................

Dr. Swill said...

RIGHT ON!

Daria,

So glad to hear you are getting stronger!!

Peace B