This is what we woke up to this morning- a fairytale forest of snow and ice on the trees. The ethereal beauty of it all made my heart sing and it uplifted my spirits, which lately have been down.
The calm and the peacefulness of the early morning let me know that all is eventually going to well in the world. We can, and will, get through the bad times.
Mr. Sullivan has been steadily improving. He is on a twice daily administered IV antibiotic; he takes oodles of pills and is getting up several times a day to walk around the house, using either a walker or the crutches; he is learning that pain comes when he takes unused muscles beyond their expected capability; and he is realizing that the discomfort and pain will eventually result in stronger muscles that will once again support him. It will be a long road of physical therapy and healing, but he is determined to get back to a fitness level that rivals his previous one. No, his plans probably won’t include running anymore, but spinning and working out on the eliptical trainer will be perfectly good substitutes- and without the pounding effects of jogging! His diet is much improved, and his blood sugar levels are looking really well. He’s lost quite a bit of weight, so he hopes to put back on a few needed pounds. He’s working out with hand weights while seated and he does his leg exercises while lying down to try and regain some muscle control in his quads.
We want to thank everyone for sending good thoughts and prayers our way and hope that you will continue to do so. I truly do believe that a higher power up above listens to all. Faith can help to conquer all things difficult, and this will help, I know.
I’ll be back when I can to let you know what is going on, and hopefully to chronicle some improvements and achievements. Until then, I hope that all is well in the world with all of you.
Lots of hugs and sincere appreciation,