Earlier this month my amazing and lovely therapist Brooke Bamford posted a brief post on the Kennedy Krieger Blog about The Turtle Walks, where she waxes on with the glow of a proud therapist. I say this without sarcasm, for a therapist who is proud her patients is more likely to do an amazing job with them. I won't deny I've worked my butt off to get here but I will give my therapists credit for most of it. Second only to you, Mom. (I believe in giving credit where it is due)
It's been weird how many people have connected with me through The Turtle Walks. Initially this blog was meant to be just a means of communicating with my friends and family. I started writing because I got tired of people blowing up my telephone, asking me the same questions over and over (How are you doing?, what did you do in PT? what muscles are you moving now?). But now it's gone beyond that. I've seen myself change, seen changes in technology, and connected with strangers on multiple continents. I've now moved onto facebook, where you can 'like' The Turtle Walks to get immediate updates.
I cannot express how grateful I am to the support network I have. The unadorned truth is that my friends and family carried me through this last year and a half. I'm okay with the fact that a blog about a gimp is not likely to become an Internet sensation and I can tell you without a doubt that I feel supported and I feel loved.