It’s just over two months since my stem cell transplantation. Today I’m off into Perth city to have lunch with a friend, after doing a few errands. Tomorrow is dinner with other people, after a gentle walk mid-morning. Friday is coffee with yet another friend, followed by the Fremantle art market in the evening … with MSGym and gentle walking & swimming.
I guess where I’m going with this list of socialising and gentle exercise is two fold
- I’ve already come a long way since I returned, when all I did was sleep, and eat. My progress, and I have to remind myself, is gently but noticeably upward. There are hard days, the roller coaster I’ve referred to before is very real, but I need to be patient and remember that the hard part is the months and months of rehab.
- The value of community around me is so clear. The regular visitors and coffee/ lunch dates have really kept the days passing easily and gently, and I have never felt isolated.
Onwards the downhill part of the journey.