I can walk in sneakers without limping! Today I walked a mile and my calf felt pretty good, except on the uphills, it felt a little tight and I had to slow down. Four days ago, I walked a half mile and was pretty sore afterwards. The other day I discovered that I can ride my bike pain free. I’m still sore in the mornings, but after some stretching and massage, I can get around as normal around the house. I’m back to cooking and doing chores as usual. I will try out the elliptical trainer tomorrow to see how that feels. I’m so thankful that after 3 weeks, I’ve reached this point already. Yay for answered prayers for healing! Yesterday, I walked down 5 flights of stairs in a parking garage with no problem (I took the elevator back up), I just had to take it slower than normal. I will still have to stay away from high impact activity for a little while longer, but I prefer walking/biking/elliptical training anyways.
In Mia’s eye news, we are down to 3 times a day on the Prednisolone (corticosteroid) eye drops, still dilating 3 times a day, and using drops for her ocular pressure twice a day. We have a follow-up appointment on April 14th. Things are looking good. After Friday, we will take the Prednisolone down to 2 times per day.
We are making progress, but now all 3 kids have colds, some with fevers. Hopefully these colds will not linger for too long.