We are still settling into our new apartment, still no pictures on the walls but we have been busy finding home for things and buying some furniture for storage (buffet, bathroom cabinet). We are debating painting as right now our place is very beige and we just loved our African Sunset wall in our Condo! We have organized the kitchen much to Travis's contentment! Now that we have moved the pace has slowed down, it has been 6 months since the diagnosis and the last 6 months have been a whirlwind, I just can't believe how fast it has gone. The good news is that I am still walking and functioning independently, though I am noticing it is getting more difficult to walk distances and also to use my thumbs. Tomorrow I have an occupational therapist coming to our home for an assessment to see what aids/tools/tips may help me in the home with ADL (therapist/social worker term meaning "Activities for Daily Living"). I have become the stereotypical retiree as I have joined an aquafit class which is held in our saltwater pool twice a week. It is actually perfect for me as I am craving physical activity now that my lifestyle is more sedentary. The saltwater is a great support as I stretch and move! Travis & I also attended the Ottawa Home & Garden Show where we got a great deal on a bed that lifts up and has a massage function (as well as firm to support Travis's back). It will be a great help as I am still experiencing cramping and stiff/soreness in my muscles. We are so excited as we will be travelling with my parents on a Mediterranean Cruise in May, check out our itinerary on the Travel page!
Carol Jean Skinner (née Sharman)