Live Smurf Walking

I thought I would post a little video of me walking because I am GIDDY--GIDDY, I tell you!--with my recently reborn skill. Walking is the new RUNNING! Just click on the post title if you get the blog via e-mail and you will see me walking around the house in my pajamas. Because I know you really want that.



(Dudes, when you've been languishing on the couch for nearly two years and every step has been very painful, it's the little things, like walking up the steps without crying, that make a life seem worth living.)

Plus, in a few days, I have to take off the tape and wait for the surgery to permanently do what the tape has done for almost 24 hours now and I guess that will mean a return to Pain. Let's just hope the surgery works and the pain is temporary because this whole walking like a normal person? Is WAY TOO FREAKING AWESOME!!!!

I can't believe it, really. Let me know if you'd like to see me walk to the mailbox. Or into the basement. Or, um, just around the kitchen. I can do it, yes I can. Walking R Us.

I swear, I need to go find my pedometer.

Comments

The Dister said…
Sweetie - I'm so happy and exited and relieved for you - it's so good to hear you sounding so positive. I just know things will work out and the surgery will be a success.
Heidi Malott said…
Wooooo!!!! Wonderful!
Stefanie said…
Walking rocks. You should totally walk to the mailbox and back! I love it when you post videos. :)
Karen said…
OK, seriously ... it's too early for me to have tears in my eyes for something so simple yet so freakin' amazing.

AND - where/how/who did that picture of Scout? I SO want to do my dogs in that style.
knittergran said…
Congratulations on finding such a GREAT doctor!!!
Can't wait till you can walk like this ALL the time!
Once again, Barb, you've made my day!
Georgi said…
Wahooooo! This is great!
Mokihana said…
Absolutely doing the happy hula for you!! I am so grateful that you're doing so well. And the glimpse of Edward's tail was icing on the cake!
MadMad said…
You know, I keep thinking about you walking around Rhinebeck that whole time! You must have been ready to lose your mind!
Anonymous said…
I was just going to say the exact same thing as Rachel. I had no idea that day. You hide the pain well. And I could not be more excited for you. Seriously!! But, dude, all I kept thinking was, she is going to fall and bust something else with that damned camera!
Anonymous said…
Oh, and PS> I Lurve your new artwork!
Ann in NJ said…
Wow! Wow!

Oh, that's so exciting. That's incredible that just taping it makes such a difference.
Katie said…
I want to see you walk upstairs, downstairs and to the mailbox....dude, YOU ROCK!
Unknown said…
flipping awesome! (and i love Edward's tail!!!)
Unknown said…
I am better, thanks. So, do you get to keep the tape on and walk pain free until you have it fixed?
Miri said…
NO FREAKING WAY! I am SO SO happy and hopeful for you. I feel sad that I was away from computers when the news broke. But otherwise, HAPPY and HOPEFUL.
Anonymous said…
Yippee!

Like the art too.

-FringeGirl
Karen said…
That video was great. Thanks for sharing!
Suna Kendall said…
I nominated you for a Kreative Blogger award, just because I enjoy your writing. You can read about it on my knitting blog: http://knittingsuna.blogspot.com