Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Fall: Then and Now

I love fall.  I'm not a pumpkin spice girl, but I am a boots girl.  I bought two new pairs this fall because I love boots so much - I have boots in 4 colors now.  So I think I'm set for awhile.

Today I went and put on my leggings and top, and as I was putting on my socks I had a flashback to last fall - which was pretty damn rough.  So I wanted to make a list of things I am thankful for today that weren't possible last year.

I'm thankful that I was able to put my socks on today - all by myself - and then I was able to walk to a different room and put on my boots - all by myself.  All this, while not wearing oxygen.  Last year I had to have Dan help me get dressed and undressed most days because it was too hard to breathe and get dressed at the same time.  

I'm thankful that I can shower on my own - a real shower, in the shower.  Last year Dan was helping me clean up in the bathtub and washing my hair.  But I'm well enough to do it all by myself.

I'm thankful I can make my meals.

I'm thankful Dan can spend the whole day at work without worrying about me falling or calling him because I'm in some desperate need of help.  

I'm thankful for the dancing I've done so far this fall - and hopefully *fingers crossed* there will be a lot more dancing this month!  I love my dance friends, and I'll continue to go and socialize even when I can't dance, but I love dancing.  It means the world to me.

I'm thankful that I had the energy to put up my fall decorations this year - all by myself.  Last year I think my mom and Dan helped me, but I don't remember.  I know I didn't do much decorating for Christmas, but hopefully that will be different this year as well.  

I'm so very thankful that I just had a virus over the weekend and it wasn't my lungs failing me... because I'm not ready to be as sick as I was last fall.  

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