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Teenager Documents Journey with Cerebral Palsy Part 2

We are excited to welcome Katharine as our first Mary Free Bed Guest Blogger. She came to Mary Free Bed for rehabilitation following a complicated surgery to correct her gait. Kat is blogging about this experience, and she is allowing us to share her thoughts with you.

Hi!

So I’m still getting the hang of this whole blogging thing. Bear with me here.

Well, I recently moved out of my old house, into my grandparents’ house, and then to my NEW AND AMAZING house. This all happened in two weeks. While I was in a hospital bed, to make matters more interesting.

The ladies from our church have graciously volunteered their time to come chill with an invalid, because my mom works full time. I just cannot tell you how much this is appreciated. This has helped so very much and I’m really enjoying it!

I have read a total of two books so far this summer: Breaking Dawn, by Stephenie Meyer (yes, I’m a Twilight fan) and Safe Haven by Nicholas Sparks. Is it just me, or are all of his books basically the same thing?

I hope to start another book today. It’ll probably be something like Jane Eyre or Wuthering Heights. Just to get my mom off my back.

I’ve become a lot more ambulatory and am pretty much self-sufficient. This house is surprisingly wheelchair accessible!

It’s pretty quiet on a daily basis, which allows me to do the things I enjoy, like playing piano and reading. We just got wireless Internet at the house, so that’s why this is overdue.

Well, anyway, I hope that you who are reading this are having an amazing summer, and expect a post from me next week! I am going to try and make this a weekly thing, and it’ll probably be on Tuesdays or Wednesdays. Yeah, I know, today is Friday…

Ciao!

Kat

Time is flying!

Well howdy!

SO…it has been awhile since I updated my blog, but there hasn’t been a whole lot to report. I will be going to Mary Free Bed soon and I imagine there will be lots to talk about, so I will update more regularly then.

As mentioned earlier, I will be going to Mary Free Bed for 6 to 8 weeks! AAAAHHHH! Yeah, I’m a little freaked. The physical “terrorists,” (instead of therapists, ha!) are sure to push me to my limit. But I think I’m ready…or at least I hope I am….

At MFB, they are going to re-train my walking pattern, because I have a new foot. (The doctor reconstructed it with cadaver bone, and I can sometimes feel my new arch! So weird!) So basically we’re starting from square one. Ugh, but at the same time I’m really thankful that we have the technology to do this. I also want to regain the muscle I’ve lost, which will take awhile, but, as I said earlier, I think I’m ready.

Boy am I sick of sitting all day. I feel like a couch potato. Which is basically what I’ve turned into, because I can’t do much. Flabbity flaaab flub.

I just passed my five-week mark (since surgery) this past Tuesday! Wow, is time flying!

Well, I hope you all had a blessed Fourth of July, and I wish you all the best.

Talk to you soon, and probably from the hospital room that will be my home for a month or so.

XOXO,

Kat

P.S. I saw Despicable Me 2. SUCH a cute movie. I love those little minions! (8-D) (that’s a minion face!)

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