Small Steps


Ryleigh has been ever more courageous. She has realized that pain management is not about being weak or not “sucking it up”. In fact, she realizes that asking for help and receiving help is a brave thing to do. Ryleigh is now on some managed pain relief and she is more active and upbeat.
Tonight she was tired of the food that we have in our bins in our room. She decided she wanted to go to the vending machine. She got dressed and managed to hobble to the vending machine. It may seem like a simple thing to most but to us it was quite a triumph. She walked and used her weak and sore leg AND she was able to eat a nutrigrain bar using the proper techniques for eating that she was taught….way to go my darling girl!

She is now exhausted but very proud of herself and I am so happy and deeply proud.

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About WiseMindedLiving

Mindful living and a thoughtful attitude are the focus for Johanna as she navigates the paths of life that are sometimes daunting. Her journey as a mother and educator are interwoven as they are the primary motivators for her stories, reflections, and wondering.

10 thoughts on “Small Steps

  1. You should be PROUD, HAPPY, and … EXHAUSTED…..You and Your Family are waaaayyyyyy beyond AMAZING!!!! I miss the Three of You ! Big HUGS.

  2. Hi Jo, This is a blast from the past. Remember me from your math workshops? I remember, at the time, you told me that you had a daughter who had medical issues. I can so relate to your life as a “hospital mom”. I have spent so much time in various hospitals (including St. Pauls) with various family members and friends.
    I must say, your blogs so far have caused me to shed a little tear. All I can say is that I hope that by the time you get this, your daughter will be well on her way to recovery. I will certainly be saying some prayers for you all Take care and God Bless, Marian Mills Burns Lake.

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