Friday, March 26, 2010

I'm Still Standing!

Coincidentally, since Chris at Sick and Tired was just talking about song lyrics taking on new meanings, I've had "I'm Still Standing" by Elton John stuck in my head all week:
"Don't you know, I'm still standing, better than I ever did,
Looking like a true survivor, feeling like a little kid.
I'm still standing after all this time..."
It's been a very busy week, and I've passed several physical milestones this week...and I'm still standing (literally)!  Jamie's been badly crashed all week, so he's had the couch, where I usually spend a fair amount of time, but I haven't really needed it much.

I've been working hard at a deadline for work.  It was easy work - almost embarrassing, really - my job was to play a bunch of online games to test out various websites for kids.  But, it meant a lot of computer time, sitting up, plus the stress of working against a deadline.

On Tuesday, I went to the grocery store - all by myself! - for the first time in many months and did a full week's worth of grocery shopping, then ran home, took Jamie to the doctor's office and the drugstore, and stopped at the library for DVDs.  I also made it out to dinner and to my book group with friends that evening.  And (drumroll please)....I didn't crash the next day!  In fact, I even took a walk the next day - that's when "I'm Still Standing" started going through my head.

Another milestone: yesterday: I made it all the way around my neighborhood, about a 20-minute walk (slowly, but I made it) - that's again the first time in months I've been able to do that.

So, it seems that I'm finally coming out of my long winter relapse and hopefully making my way back to where I was last summer.  I don't know whether this is due to the d-ribose I started 2 weeks ago or simply the end of virus season or some combination of the two.  Jamie also started on d-ribose last week, though a cold caused a bad crash all this week.  I'll let you know how it goes for both of us.  One thing is for sure - it's very expensive!

I'm a little worn out this evening, but still standing (or I will be in a moment to make dinner)!  Busy weekend coming up, too - I need to finish planning our spring break trip.  So, lots of reasons to feel optimistic!

Have a great weekend!


Lori P said...

That's wonderful!!! I'm so glad you're feeling better! Enjoy your weekend AND your spring break trip. :)

Toni said...

Wonderful news, Sue. A twenty minute walk. Wow! I hope the trend continues.

Dusty Bogwrangler said...

Easy does it! I'm very happy for you though :-)

Pris said...

That's thrilling news!!!!!

San said...

Hope you're still standing and enjoying your busy weekend :-)

Unknown said...

Wow,wow wow!! Great to read about how fantastic you are doing!