I am definitely a cat this Halloween! I received my leopard print AFO (ankle-foot orthosis) and am practicing walking on it. Not doing such a great job as I had a fall today. I had it fitted yesterday and practiced walking on it. It seemed to help me walk at a normal pace and with more confidence, probably too much as I tripped over my right foot today. Lesson learned, I need to move with intention, yes, yes to my therapy friends, practice mindfulness!
Today was such a relief as we went for a follow-up to see Travis's cardiologist. We were both a bit nervous as we had booked our flights and hotels for Italy, and were worried about his results. He had an ECG and everything is normal! The Dr said that chances of a reoccurrence were slim and that usually it would happen early, meaning he most likely would have had it by now. He said that what Travis had (Pericarditis) is common, which surprised us as we hadn't heard of it before and the Dr said it's because it isn't as "sexy" as a heart attack! In fact he said, if you had to come & see me, this is the best possible occasion for it! What a way to put a positive in an extremely frightening experience! Travis will have another follow up in 3 months time and the Doc gave his approval for Travis to drink Italian wine, cheers!
We are busy getting ready for our trip on Monday and brought up the suitcases, only to find a big hole right through my bag! Good thing we checked early (at least I haven't lost my organizational skills), so we went to the Bay as they had a 60% off luggage sale. Due to the recommendation of Travis's coworker we bought a hard cased "Hayes" 4 wheel bag. The 4 wheels are awesome, it will be so much easier for me to get around with. Thank you Kass :)
Awesome thing for today: Uncle Geoff flying into Venice for 1 night to spend time with Travis & I!!!