This week, Cheryl and I chat more about her continuous struggle with her mortal enemy… stairs. While I see the amount she’s improved, she prefers to focus on the negative… getting stuck. Cheryl tries to describe what it feels like when she gets stuck and we chat about ways to overcome it.
Beyond that, Cheryl has made some major strides this week and I take quite a bit of joy discussing them. At the same time, we mix in a little chat about the two of us having our “depression moments” and what we need to do to not let it overwhelm us.
August 27, 2015 at 5:02 pm
Let me add my kudos to Cheryl for all that she accomplishments and progress this week, including fifteen minutes on the exercise bike, being able to react to the movie, and all those stairs!
Speaking of stairs, people often wonder why I go DOWN stairs so slowly even though I go UP them at full speed (just the opposite of what they would expect given my, ahem, “robust” [read: obese] physique.
I explain it’s because I have no depth perception due to how bad the vision in my right eye is, thus I’m very concerned about missing (or partially missing) a step and thus tripping and falling down a flight of stairs.
I have no idea whether Cheryl’s vision problems could be causing a similar effect or not, but I thought I’d mention it just in case.
In any case, I was interested in the reasons for each of your brief bouts of depression this week, and so glad to hear that you got over them both so quickly.
I must admit I laughed when Cheryl said her left hand came up and slapped her in the face. But of course I do realize it is a serious issue, and (for her) at times a scary one. But it (he?) sounds like it is trying to make the connections to get back to full functionality!
Speaking of scary, I’m so glad that you are getting the alert bracelet and doing other paperwork to make sure you are covered in case anyone on the street ever questions you.
By the way, certain stairwells really give me the heebie-jeebies, so if that doesn’t work out maybe try other stairs (perhaps outside again) in case Cheryl has a similar phobia/issue.
Congrats again on all the progress!
Looking forward to next week’s update,