I am still very weak, with little energy for standing or walking. I’ve tried to gradually increase my exercise level, hoping to build up some strength, but so far it’s not making any difference. I have been off the Lamotrigine for almost 2 weeks now, so it’s a matter of wait and see what the Neuro thinks when I go back to see him this week. At least I’m not jerking a lot. I’m very thankful for that.
As part of my physical therapy and our weekly outing we call our Date Day, we decided to go to a huge yard sale with hundreds of booths. Knowing my stamina level, I used the walker with the seat, which was definitely needed. It took us about an hour to walk through the whole thing, with a few stops to look at interesting items. But we didn’t find anything we wanted to buy. The seat came in handy, as I knew it would, but I was also glad to have the big swivel wheels. They made the walk easier than the simple kind of wheeled walkers do.
So, I continue to spend most of my time working on efforts to help tornado survivors thru our free Plush Memories Lost Toy Search Service and also a Facebook site called Wedding Dresses for Tornado Victims.
We aren’t physically able to get out and help with the debris removal and other urgent needs of the survivors of the April 27th tornadoes in Alabama, but I can help through the computer.
We have well over 150 Fabulous Finders eagerly awaiting their chance to unite replacement stuffed animals, dolls, and blankies with the children who lost them during the storms. And the Facebook page now has over 50 Wedding Dresses, Bridesmaid’s Dresses, and other wedding related apparel donated, as well as donations of wedding related services, such as invitations, alterations, and flowers.
I’m now trying to find ways to reach out to the pastors of churches that were damaged or destroyed during the tornadoes, hoping to find the brides who will need help with their weddings. And I’ve reached out to several Toy related sites on Facebook, so they know that we can help individual families replace the most precious of lost toys.
So I stay busy, doing what I can, and pray that my Neurologist will be able to find some way to help me get my strength back.