Friday, 14 December 2012

Hands free!

Notice anything about this photo?!


Apart from the fact that I'm not hiding as much as usual (but I'm not thinking about that in case I change my mind again and retake it from much more behind the camera....) - look!! No crutches!!

This doesn't mean I'm free of them completely; I still need them for now while I'm outside, particularly if the ground is uneven and/or icy, and I'm still wearing the ankle splint to go outside too, but while I'm indoors I can now get around pretty well without any help :) Hooray!! Real and definite progress!!

Thanks everyone for your kind words of support, sympathy and encouragement throughout this long process. I'm by no means fully recovered yet, and I'm not going to be rushing anything (the last thing I want is to set myself back at all!) but I've come a long way in the last 2 or 3 weeks in particular, and it feels so good to be starting to get back to normal :)

Thanks also for bearing with me during my recent blog amnesty. I'm back now! I picked a fairly arbitrary point earlier today and have tried to comment on any new posts since then, but I've been reading even when I haven't been commenting so I do feel that I've kept up with your news and projects at least :) I must also thank those of you who've been kind enough to send me Christmas cards - I've been completely rubbish and disorganised this year but I will be sending some, just a bit late, sorry.... UK friends, yours might still arrive before Christmas, but a big apology to my overseas friends who will probably be receiving their cards in the New Year now! I mainly blame the fact that I've been unable to get to the Post Office, but actually I've not been able to motivate myself to write the usual lists and keep on top of writing and addressing cards, despite having more time available to do so this year.... So, I am sorry about that x

I've been keeping up with my Journal Your Christmas pages, so I hope to share those with you at some point; I've also enjoyed and got a lot out of the 12 Days of Christmas photography workshop so I definitely plan to show you some of those photos, and my collage of Project 366 pics for November is all set to post tomorrow. It's good to be back! I look forward to getting properly back into the swing of things as soon as possible :)

Speak soon! xx

21 comments:

Cheri said...

woo hoo! Congrats on that milestone Mel!

helena said...

fabulous news and so nice to see you as well as the camera

Tammy said...

Woo-hoo!! So glad you are healing! :) Great selfie, too!

scrappyjacky said...

Great news!!!!!

debs14 said...

Great news, but remember those good intentions of not overdoing things or going ice skating, tobogganing, jogging etc.

Gail said...

Yeah!! Super news. That's a great picture.

Ladkyis said...

Yay go girl! no tap dancing or rock climbing until the weather improves, ok?

K said...

Nice to see you hun, & even nicer without metal sticks :)

alexa said...

Wonderful news! More power to your elbow (as my grandmother used to say). Or perhaps that should be to your leg :). Lovely to see you back and that's a super photo of you.

Karen said...

So glad the ankle is progressing along nicely and welcome back.

Rhona said...

Must feel so good to be making progress and lovely to see you back blogging. I'm afraid I've not written cards this year yet and wonder when I'll get round to it :(

Amy said...

Fantastic Mel, that is great news, you must be so relieved!

Missus Wookie said...

Oh hurrah - was thinking of you the other day and hoping things were better. No crutches is wonderful - glad you are taking care and using 'em when it's icy or wet.

Michelle said...

Gr8 news! I'm so pleased 4 u!

Alison said...

Great news Mel....but remember you are still in recovery mode and DON'T overdo it!
Alison xx

Maria Ontiveros said...

Congrats!!!
You look great, too. It sounds like you've been busy with your camera; looking forward to seeing what you post.
Luckily my cards say "Happy Holidays", so they should be good even if they arrive past Christmas!
Rinda

Kirsty.a said...

Good to see you on your feet. Actually good to see you, instead of your camera like Rene Magritte's Son of Man

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

Yay! Congrats on being able to get around more!

Louise said...

great news Mel! x

Karen said...

Great news, and congrats on the self-portrait win at Twelve Days of Christmas!

Sian said...

Hurray!