Today, as Lisa was transferring me from the stair glide to the rollator seat, I paused and leaned against the wall. My back was pressed solidly against it and I asked Lisa to let go of my hands, which she did. Little by little I straightened my posture until I was standing up, nice and tall, unsupported (well, except for the wall). After a short time my back began to protest so I sat down, but what a wonderful few minutes.
When Jenny came by after her run, I had to show her my new parlor trick. She watched as Lisa helped me move to the wall then, as I stood there, she put her arms around my neck and gave me a hug. And for the first time in many months, I was able to put both my arms around her. It was a lovely, tender moment, one I will always cherish.
I wonder why I didn't try this before?
3 days ago