Life is my Sport


Ernie stayed while Ruthie took the kids home. 💗 We are so grateful. Boo Boo will be here soon. Daddy is meeting his new Neuro. I’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 😑. 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 else’s fall safely. PT Keke did Gait Belt on Stairs 101 (JP wore the belt 🙌). I have a new script for labral tear rehab (again) but I’m taking some time off. When I met R in 14 he watched for a few mo. then announced casually “I’m going to make an athlete out of you.” Me: 😑😑🙄🙄. I didn’t believe him, but I thought he was a nice person 😑. 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). “Excuse me, what is your sport?” 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!! 🤣 FYI, you can’t tell I’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 I’m confident in the training God provided for me. Admittedly I’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 😑. Please pray for him, and protection for all of us. Thanks so much for all of your kindness. Mommy says 💗. And thank you for your kind concern re. me “helping” – it’s never ideal, but in case I’m the only option, I am confident that I can do this. But I’m just saying that sometimes I might be a good option. By God’s Grace, I know I can assist positively and am prepared to take the consequences. David – it’s your turn tomorrow. 🙌🙌🙌.

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