Thursday, May 5, 2011

A champion is someone who gets up when she can't.

I am extremely happy to report that I no longer need to use my walker! Unless I'm in a crowded area and I'll only need it then just incase someone runs into me. I'm really excited though. It was only 3 weeks ago that I started walking again and I'm really starting to get the hang of it!

I'm not sure if I've already posted this but I'll share it again anyways.... I can go up and down stairs now! I look a little funny doing it but I don't care. I'm just happy that I'm able to do it now!

I started to tan on Tuesday, which I got doctor approved. He said that arthoscopically there is no reason why I can't tan in a tanning bed but he doesn't approve because of skin related reasons. Which I expected. I was a little scared to tan though because I didn't want to burn my scars and have them start looking disgusting. I found this awesome stuff to put over them though! No more vampire Mandy!

And possibly the coolest news.... I drove today! Only through my dad's neighborhood and then a little down the street to pick up my brother from school. I was a little nervous to drive because I haven't in 5 months. It's like riding a bike! I was a little shakey at first because I kept thinking I was going to run off the road. I think I did really good though. I just need to keep practicing. Practice makes perfect!

Tomorrow will be the 5 month anniversary of my accident. I can't believe it's already been 5 months! It feels like time has flown right on by. I can't get over it. 5 months. Almost half a year. I'll be making up for it this summer though and I can't wait!

My 21st birthday is on May 31st. Only 26 days to go! Not that turning 21 will be any different from any other day. But I'm excited that I will never have to be a "minor" ever again! I can go to a bar and not get a huge X on my hand with a sharpie.

Candace and I are also going to Fest Out West which is in 28 days! It's going to be a ton of  fun.

Those are just a few things I'm really looking forward to. I'm making a lot of plans for the rest of the year. I won't waste any time!


1 comment:

  1. It's amazing how much progress you're making so quickly, incredibly impressive