August 05, 2022


One minute, twenty-four seconds.  Doesn't sound like all that much of a much, does it? And to you, the members of my Pond Scum, it isn't. 

For me, though? It's the culmination of 18 miserable, stinking months. Because that's how long I stood up for, completely without help of any sort. 48 seconds, 16 seconds, and 20 seconds, using only a grab bar for balance so I didn't faceplant immediately.

By the end of the third stint, I was a bit winded. Okay, a lot winded. But what would you expect, considering this was the first time since February 28, 2021 that I've stood up totally under my own power.

Yay. Ehehe.

Posted by: Wonderduck at 01:26 PM | Comments (12) | Add Comment
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1 Fabulous!  I was going to say, "you'll be sore tomorrow,"  but I suspect you're already sore today. Real progress!

Posted by: Vaucanson's Duck at August 05, 2022 03:07 PM (0dtXM)

2 Next up, ambulation!
Good to hear that things are improving.

Posted by: Avatar_exADV at August 05, 2022 04:05 PM (6/aLK)

3 Wahoo!  You rule!  Keep it up!

Posted by: Ed Hering at August 06, 2022 09:37 AM (/cXdK)

4 Upward and onward! Yes, I reversed that on purpose!

Posted by: GreyDuck at August 06, 2022 10:14 AM (rKFiU)

5 Congratulations.

I hope for many more steps.

Posted by: Pat Buckman at August 06, 2022 10:31 AM (r9O5h)

6 Calm and unruffled on the surface, and paddling like hell below, just like your namesake?

Posted by: mikeski at August 06, 2022 12:25 PM (P1f+c)

7 Learning to walk again is tough, but learning to stand up unassisted is harder still. So just keep it up. You've got this!

Posted by: Brickmuppet at August 06, 2022 10:04 PM (aw2/F)

8 Dude!  Congrats!

Posted by: Rick C at August 06, 2022 10:23 PM (BMUHC)

9 Good job! My father also started to get up a couple of weeks ago. I've been on this case for months. Laying in bed is a sure way to never get up again.

Posted by: Pete Zaitcev at August 08, 2022 10:01 AM (LZ7Bg)

10 Hooray!!

Posted by: DougO at August 09, 2022 03:04 PM (T6enK)

11 Congratulations! Keep it going!

Posted by: skyhack at August 10, 2022 06:57 AM (KrC5e)

12 I am so glad to hear that. 
The Wright Brothers' first powered flight lasted 12 seconds. You lasted seven times longer than them.

Posted by: Suburbanbanshee at August 11, 2022 06:23 PM (sF8WE)

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