Well, today is memorial day. I am sure many of you are at the lake, fishing, BBQing, motorcycle riding or many of the other things associated with this day. This day that marks the beginning of summer!
This is also the day to remember those who have fallen. Don’t ever forget that.
This day is about remembering our soldiers who gave their lives defending freedom. Some in some far away sandbox, some closer to home. They were all our soldiers, though. I think we forget at times this is more than just a three day weekend, or reason to party. You can count me in as one who sometimes forgets. But today, I am remembering.
Perhaps it is because I have been on one long miserable three day weekend from work since i got sick. Holidays don’t mean as much when you don’t look forward to the time off to spend with family. That is what holidays are about, mostly. Family, friends and loved ones getting together to celebrate life.
Just don’t forget that someone might not to see their soldier on holidays ever again, and don’t let that sacrifice go unnoticed. As you are spending time today doing what you love, remember the soldiers, and their loved ones. This is their day of memorial.
Now, on to an update!
So, I got new, smaller sockets. They have mostly sat idle on my prosthetics, as my left leg still has a tiny spot on it. It is so close to being healed, but not quite yet. Every time I get on my legs I set my little bad spots back a day or so. The right leg is completely healed, and it gets old sitting around, but I have to be patient.
I have to spend most of my time lying back, as sitting in the wheelchair too much makes my back not want to be straight. I have mentioned before that too much of a seated position shapes your back that way, and that really bites the big banana, ya know? But, I do what I must. I still do my leg excersises, but that only goes so far without a real workout.
Oh well, I have gotten used to playing the waiting game.
My prosthetic hand should be ready any time now. It has been a month or more since i had the hand casting done and my contact at Didrick Medical tells me it should take four to six weeks to make. I am hoping for the former, as I want a freaking opposable thumb again!
When my left leg heals, I am going to be working very hard to get on my feet again. Later in the month of June there is going to be my high school twenty year reunion. I may be missing some body parts, but I still have all my hair!
I would really like to go to this on my feet, and not in a wheelchair. We shall see.
Speaking of my hair… Since I got sick, the sides of my head have started going salt and pepper on me. More pepper than salt, but it is noticable! ACK! Oh well, at least I know someone who can fix that, if it gets too bad 😉
Well, that is all for my blog today. Have a great holiday, just remember why we have it, ok?