Traveling without the Scooter

I took a trip June 15-25, first to a conference in Atlanta, then work in Manhattan, then visiting family in Rockland County, NY. I agonized over whether or not to take my scooter. I ended up not taking it, for the first time in 6 years. I did great! I hedged my bets by getting wheelchairs to and from all of the planes. Towards the end I probably could have walked, but standing is hard, so just as well because I didn’t have to stand on line.


The next step in the journey…

100 Pounds!

One year and 3 days after my surgery, 21 months after starting my journey, I hit 100 pounds lost, total.

In bariatric circles that’s pretty slow. But it’s steady, so I can’t complain too much.

My Miracle

I can now walk 1.25 miles with relative ease, with only mild back pain. A year ago I couldn’t walk across my house without pain.

I can now stand and cook and do dishes for short periods of time. A year ago I had to sit after just a couple of minutes.

I now have an occasional day where I get out of bed with only mild pain. A year ago it was a mental struggle to get out of bed because I knew I would be in a lot of pain as soon as I stood up.

I have an upcoming trip to Atlanta and NY, and am musing over whether or not I could do it without my scooter. Not sure I can do it, but if I can, it would be the first time in 6 years.

I still have a long way to go, but it feels like a miracle.