A Whole Night Out... Things Are Improving!

Darts and Dartboard - Darts in a dartboard.
@Darkwing (21586)
February 21, 2008 7:16am CST
Last night, Wednesday, after a reasonable rest from my Tuesday afternoon walk around the garden, I decided to brave a walk to the pub for this week's Dart Match. I walked down alone and unaided, and shared my time at the pub, between sitting and standing, which seemed to work quite well. If I sit too long, my legs get stiff and it takes a while to loosen up again before I can walk. Anyway, I'm pleased to report that all went well, and I am thinking about making a trip to the pub where I work on Saturday, for a chat and update with my boss, and of course, a pint and a chat with the punters toboot!:) If this comes off, it will be a major breakthrough for me, because although I don't feel fit enough to return to a seven and six hour shift behind the bar yet, it will encourage me to walk a bit further afield. So, progress is being made, and I feel much better for taking in the fresh air and moonlight. The moon will be full here tonight, but it's a bit cloudy, so I'm not sure whether it will be visible, but we can always hope. The darts team did very well, in winning the match 12-0, only dropping two of the twenty-seven legs played for, so that was a bonus. I'm a little bit stiff today, so am taking it easier, so that I'll hopefully be fit enough to travel to Burgess Hill on Saturday... four and a half miles away. Of course, I'll get a lift, with a friend who lives closeby. I just thought I'd bring you all up to date on my progress. I'm happy with it at the moment, but I still have a way to go before I go on the really long walks, which I enjoy so much, and I know most of you do.
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@Lakota12 (42678)
• United States
21 Feb 08
SOunds like you are really on a good mend there just keep it up hugs
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@Darkwing (21586)
21 Feb 08
Well, my dear friend, if there's one thing's for sure, it's that I'm going to try my best to keep it up, and improve the distance I walk. Thank you for your support and Brightest Blessings. x
@Lakota12 (42678)
• United States
21 Feb 08
your welcome and praying and sending energies your way that all heals real fast and ya have no more pain hugs and blessings
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@Darkwing (21586)
23 Feb 08
Thank you my friend. Your prayers and thoughts are much appreciated. xxx
@GardenGerty (125586)
• United States
24 Feb 08
One year my knee and leg did a number for me. I was not able to get out of a car. I was not able to walk, but I had two jobs (what else is new). One of them required stretching and walking and was a four hour shift. I actually found I did better on the nights I went to that job. I did eventually learn some stretches that would ease my pain. I hope you are doing better day by day.
@Darkwing (21586)
24 Feb 08
Well done, my friend. I think when we use something as valuable as the use of our legs, we become determined to heal, in whatever way is comfortable to us. I am improving, but I have noted that if I stand, or even sit for too long, my legs are quite stiff the next day, so I tend to sit awhile, then walk awhile, to loosen up. I'm getting there, and am optimistic that things will improve day by day. Brightest Blessings.
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@GardenGerty (125586)
• United States
24 Feb 08
The good company you have does you a lot of good as well, I am sure.
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@Darkwing (21586)
24 Feb 08
Yes, both on the computer and in the village. I know I always have the support of both sets of friends, and am very lucky to have found such lovely people in my life. xx
@raijin (10371)
• Philippines
21 Feb 08
Well whaddya know, I love playing darts too. Sadly, I broke my last board and it's been quite some time now since I last held a pin in my hand and hit that cherry!;)LoL Again, it's nice to know that you're finally doing good and enjoying your freedom!;) Walking is great, especially when walking along with your loved ones. Staring on the moonlit sky, while holding the hands of your dearest!;) Just be careful to not over-stress yourself, I wish you good luck and a speedy recovery!;)
@Darkwing (21586)
22 Feb 08
Wow... how did you break your dartboard? You must throw your darts really hard! ha ha ha Yes, walking gives us great freedom. I will certainly be careful not to do too much. I've been going out one day and resting at least one day in between, before attempting the next. I know now the importance of having both my legs... I hated being stuck indoors for so long. But, as you say, things are looking up, and I hope to keep them that way. Brightest Blessings. xx
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@raijin (10371)
• Philippines
22 Feb 08
Well actually, if I don't have any pins I'd use a machete and throw it on the board!LoL The board was overused and wasn't well-maintained enough, it slowly got torn to bits and pieces so I threw it in the dumpster because of frustration. Blessings to you my friend, take care!;)
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@Darkwing (21586)
23 Feb 08
Now, I'm not surprised your board ended up all tattered and torn. ha ha ha.
@maddysmommy (16232)
• United States
21 Feb 08
I use to work in a bar many years ago part time in the weekends and joined in a few games with the local darts team also. I wasn't really good at it but enjoyed playing. Glad to hear you are more mobile and slowly getting out and about. ::):)
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@Darkwing (21586)
21 Feb 08
Thank you Maddysmommy. That's interesting, I just work Saturdays and Sundays too, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, and Sunday nights, 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. It's a long time to be on our feet though, and I don't feel I can manage it at the moment, especially when it's busy. Brightest Blessings.
@maddysmommy (16232)
• United States
21 Feb 08
I worked mostly Friday evenings from 6pm through to closing time i.e 3am, Sat nights till closing and Sunday during the days when they had dart tournaments. Loved meeting new people and being in that environment, however on the days I had off, I would end up there most nights having a few drinks. That kinda got out of hand LOL
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@Darkwing (21586)
23 Feb 08
Yikes... they're longer shifts than I have. I might have been able to do them in my younger days but I doubt I could manage it now.
@gabs8513 (48708)
• United Kingdom
23 Feb 08
I can see that you are doing a lot better and well done on that I do hope that you will be able to go to your Work today and see how things are going Love and Hugs to you
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@Darkwing (21586)
23 Feb 08
I didn't go to the pub where I work, after all that. Perhaps next week... I've had a lazy day today! :) Brightest Blessings, love and hugs. xxx
@royal52gens (5380)
• United States
22 Feb 08
So you still have not seen the doctor about this injury, have you? What are we to do with you? This is serious and needs to be looked at. This injury is affecting your life and your work. Do I need to travel across the seas to take you to the doctor? LOL Just a minute. I have to shake my finger at you like a mum does to a child. ((shake, shake, shake)) Now get yourself into the doctor's office right away.
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@Darkwing (21586)
22 Feb 08
No, you're right, my friend, I haven't been to see the doctor. I'm satisfied with the way things are going. There is no pain in that leg any more, but there is still pain in the other knee, which I have seen the doctor about and he doesn't know what it is. He tested me for arthritis and is pretty sure it's not that, so I go on with it... I have a fair idea what it is, and its something that doctors are ignorant about, apparently. It's an offshoot of my RSI, I'm sure. That's the least of my worries... it's manageable. Besides, the doctor wouldn't have much to go on, if I went without pain... in fact, he's somewhat grumpy, and I don't feel he'd like to see me at all! :) Point taken though... if there's any recurring pain, I will go and see him, but I'm taking it gently and giving it time to heal properly, so am hoping that there won't be a need to visit. Brightest Blessings. x
@mummymo (23707)
21 Feb 08
Well done the dart team - that was a resounding result! Well done to you too my dear friend , I know that must have taken a lot of courage for you and you still did it! i think it will help your recovery a lot to do this and visit the pub you work in! Again I am making you promise not to overdo it but this time not for you but for me as I don't want you to hamper your recovery and prolong our wait for the long walks that I do so love to share with you! Hugs sweety and I hope you have a great time on Saturday! xxx
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@Darkwing (21586)
22 Feb 08
Yes, they did very well, and I was proud of them. I walked down on my own simply because I needed to get my confidence back. Otherwise, I'll be relying on others for ever more, and that's something I'm a stickler about. :) Maybe a fault of mine, but I'm quite a stubborn, determined person, and giving in is not my style my friend. There are plenty of people worse off than me, and I have to get over it, and be there for them. I don't intend to stay out long on Saturday, but I thought it only fair to go and talk face to face with my boss and his wife, and perhaps catch up with some of the punters, so I don't lose my status there. lol. I do miss them... they're great fun to be around, but I'm certainly not going to rush back into standing so long without a break. Meantime, I'll be taking some casual walks. Maybe not out in the woods and such yet, because of the uneven ground, but the lanes are nice too, and walking is a good way to strengthen my leg, as long as I don't overdo it... which I don't intend to. Brightest Blessings, love and hugs. xxx
@raydene (9874)
• United States
21 Feb 08
Hi Doll, What a relief to know this isn't going to be a lasting thing. It's hard to get by without the use of your legs,no? It makes me think of all these young men we are bringing hom with a loss of limbs.. War..what are we thinking? Both of our countries are guilty,no? oxxoxoxoxoxoxoxo
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@Darkwing (21586)
21 Feb 08
Yes, for sure, and both our countries' boys are being brought home in the same condition, if in any condition at all. It's about time they stopped fighting and learned how to share powers and treasures. Brightest Blessings. xxx