My new "frenemy" arrived today.... well, technically, it arrived on Saturday but I wasn't able to get it into the house until this morning. I haven't opened the box yet. I'm letting it settle in. Letting myself get accustomed to the idea of using a walker, dreading unpacking it and putting it together. Tomorrow I will unbox it and hopefully be able to assemble it. We will see. Have I wasted $70? Will it make getting around easier or will it trip me up and land me on the floor in a humiliated heap? Time will tell.
It's hard, sometimes to adjust to a new image of yourself. Using a walker is something OLD people do. Silly really... but I'm fighting with the impulse to turn this into something "bad" that has happened. I did the same thing with using my cane. I lurched around panic-stricken for at least a year rather than "succumb" to the weakness of needing to lean on something. My friend E finally persuaded me to try a cane. It has helped me ever since. The walker will no doubt be the same. A blessing that will make moving around easier. We will see. Tonight I will reset my attitude. I will remember my mantra (well Alan Cohen's mantra...): "Thank you for everything. I have no complaints whatsoever." And so it is.
|big box... the walker... day one|
will it be friend or foe?
Some things I'm grateful for today:
- my new walker
- my cane
- legs that still hold me up
- my friend Kailie Ellie
- Thai lemon coconut soup (really good)
- punny Monday (you really should try it)
- the transformation of negatives into positives
Have a Great Day!