Mudcat Café message #3374422 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #145705   Message #3374422
Posted By: Bat Goddess
10-Jul-12 - 11:04 AM
Thread Name: BS: Curmudgeon, Back On His Feet Again
Subject: RE: BS: Curmudgeon, Back On His Feet Again

Tom had a very profitable session with his therapist this morning...and he can now easily get out onto the deck BY HIMSELF with a walker and can go up and down the deck steps using the handrail and a cane.

He and I sat out there for quite awhile, talking, and me deadheading the petunias. I also lopped off a low limb on the maple over the holding bed (still need to get the tree saw out and some work done) and cut back the forsythia I want to move to where the kiwi roots still are. (One thing at a time...) Did some other exterior neatifying while Tom enjoyed spending time in this morning's lovely weather. I think we'll eat lunch on the deck as well.

He has a 2 p.m. appointment with his dentist later -- maybe he'll have his dentures today! -- and WE WON'T BE BRINGING THE WHEELCHAIR!!! (Just the walker.) Yeehah!

This is liberation for ME as well as for Tom. He can probably get in and out of The Press Room with just the walker, too. (I can pull up right in front.)

Which means I've got to liberate his low stool from the cellar so he can practice his concertina -- he hasn't been able to play since March because of the arms on the wheelchair and on the other chairs he's been limited to. We're both looking forward to relegating the wheelchair to the cellar, too.