Thursday, August 4, 2011

Two Steps Forward, One Step Back

I know it has been a long time since I last put up a post on my blog. That is about to change. I last posted in April. It was about Challenge, how some adults are challenging young people, about how you can challenge others and challenging yourself.

These last few months in particular, and the last eighteen months in general, have been especially challenging for me. As many of you know, I have been dealing with three pressure sores that are literally taking me two steps forward and one step back. Two of the sores are healing nicely and now, for no apparent reason, one has taken a sudden change for the worse.

Like I tell people, Don't ever break your neck. It's not worth the good parking spots. Anyway, I  have been pretty much bedridden these last few months. When I am siting up, it is only for two to three hours. A week ago, my wound doctor told me I could try sitting for three to four hours at a time. I want to try and take that extra time every so often and post on this blog.

I have caught you up a little and plan to try and start to posting a little more often in the coming months. It has been over a year since I gave my last speech, and I am getting a little stir crazy just lying in bed in this small apartment. Oh, by the way, I moved out of my house May fourteenth. That is a whole other story and material for another post.

As always, I look forward to your comments.



1 comment:

Earl Hipp said...

Forward is what counts. Proud of you Mike. You are one patient dude. One of my heroes for sure. I know you don't have a choice about the horizontal parts of your life. But as you have taught all of us, it's your attitude you can do something about, and your unwillingness to go to the dark side is amazing to me. Speaches aside, me just thinking about YOU, being there, challenges me to take the upside view everyday. So keep on brother. Love you.