Monday, 29 August 2011

Doing More, Resting Better

On Friday, Patti and I went out in the morning to a couple of shops, mostly just browsing but also some food shopping. When we got home after about an hour, I set to work on clearing a storm water drain that had become clogged with silt. This took over half an hour, and whilst I could not do everything (eg getting the cast iron grill off) I managed to clean out all the sludge. I was of course helped by Zeke and Patti. I felt good doing this, although towards the end my muscles were shaking a bit. I was weary that afternoon and evening, but in a good way.

On Saturday I had another outing where I met up with a couple of friends to help reconstruct/reassemble a miniature stone temple that had been sent over from Nepal (a long unusual story behind this that I won't go into - the point being that I was out engaging in such an activity). I only stayed about an hour, and did not even attempt to lift the heavy stone pieces, but it was good to be there and be involved.

Sunday was even a bigger day. I walked up to an art exhibition which is held annually at my sons's school. I managed to look around all the artwork before walking home. I rested for a short time in the afternoon then was up for the rest of the day. After an extra special visitor, I walked with my family down to the restaurant that made the pineapple fried rice, which was the subject of an earlier post. We enjoyed a relatively quick dinner together (in and out in an hour) then I walked home. That evening some of my muscles were tired, but I did not feel as worn out as I had been on previous occasions, despite this being probably my biggest day yet. My energy levels are definitely on the increase and my weight has stabilsed.


At 30 August 2011 at 07:57 , Blogger marco said...

So glad to hear you're going forward every day. A great testimony to your character which no doubt is crucial in your healing and recovery. Keep it up!

God bless

At 5 September 2011 at 08:36 , Blogger Kodjo said...

Hey there Andy. Thinking of you over here in Baltimore. Eric (Ralph)


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