It is easy to fall into the trap of thinking about the things I can no longer do, but far better to be thankful about what I am able to do and enjoy. I enjoyed lots of sunshine on my driveway today watching the grandchildren play and ride their bikes in 21C temperature (who needs Florida in this weather?). We also went for a lovely walk along Hamilton harbor at Pier 4 Park while the grand kids cycled and even played in the sand. The grand kids say "hi Opa" when they see me, and then run off to play. I would love to be able to talk more with them besides "hi", "bye", and "love you", but they seem to understand that this is the new 'norm'. Three year old Aliya came running in one morning shouting "Hi Opa. Guess what? I prayed for you!" and then asked me if she could play on my iPad. That's how kids are.
I weighed myself this morning and I was 198 lbs, down from 220 lbs before my illness began. I suppose it's due to a reduced appetite, eating slower as well as the atrophy of the muscles. I cannot remember when I was under 200 (maybe 20 years ago). I can notice it on how my clothes fit. It makes it a little easier for Lena to move me around and get me dressed.