Life is my Sport


Ernie stayed while Ruthie took the kids home. ๐Ÿ’— We are so grateful. Boo Boo will be here soon. Daddy is meeting his new Neuro. Iโ€™m in the waiting room. June and JP took me to see Randy and then I got home and had 20 min to write a Med Resume bc I ASSURE YOU – we fully intend on inviting all these new docs to give my Daddy the HIGHEST level of care ๐Ÿ˜‘. Mm hmm. Randy and I talked about managing risk/minimizing further injury to myself while helping, and he drilled me on lateral movement and catching + breaking someone elseโ€™s fall safely. PT Keke did Gait Belt on Stairs 101 (JP wore the belt ๐Ÿ™Œ). I have a new script for labral tear rehab (again) but Iโ€™m taking some time off. When I met R in 14 he watched for a few mo. then announced casually โ€œIโ€™m going to make an athlete out of you.โ€ Me: ๐Ÿ˜‘๐Ÿ˜‘๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ™„. I didnโ€™t believe him, but I thought he was a nice person ๐Ÿ˜‘. A yr later a lady saw me in the machine. She was the first African American woman to represent the US in international competition back in the day (track and field). โ€œExcuse me, what is your sport?โ€ she asked. Me: I dont have a sport. I had a stroke. LIFE IS MY SPORT. || She told me her first thought was, That girl IS IN SHAPE!! ๐Ÿคฃ FYI, you canโ€™t tell Iโ€™m disabled unless you see my gait up close, or the hole in my neck. I have trained with R&D for 5 years for this scenario. The pressure is much less bc Ernie is here, but Iโ€™m confident in the training God provided for me. Admittedly Iโ€™m a bit tore up presently. But my theory is sound and I know how to mitigate risk bc this is an emergency scenario. My Daddy is new at this and the full physical impact is yet unknown. Problem is that his mind and body both STILL work faster than mine ๐Ÿ˜‘. Please pray for him, and protection for all of us. Thanks so much for all of your kindness. Mommy says ๐Ÿ’—. And thank you for your kind concern re. me โ€œhelpingโ€ – itโ€™s never ideal, but in case Iโ€™m the only option, I am confident that I can do this. But Iโ€™m just saying that sometimes I might be a good option. By Godโ€™s Grace, I know I can assist positively and am prepared to take the consequences. David – itโ€™s your turn tomorrow. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ.

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