"He puts his pants on like anyone else, one leg at a time" This phrase popped into my head yesterday as I put my pants on. A year a ago putting my pants on was quite an effort as my left leg was virtually incontrollable. A few moths back I actually managed to pull my pants on while standing, although i needed to hold onto the door jam for support. Yesterday I did it free standing! 🙂 Of course this mean i had to balance standing on one leg at a time for a couple of seconds. So it things like this which I now note as part of my recovery.
Core muscles , especially my back muscles are now coming under more strain as I move towards my old normal. Gardening strain my back some what more than it did pre-stroke and they are apparently working in conjunction with my legs!? Yesterday I was aware that I was pushing my back and as i left the hoop-house my legs were affected and I was somewhat wobbly. like I had walked a few miles.
The back had to work leaning over stating trays for plants. I planted some 384 in total Chinese greens, kale, spinach and lettuce. These go in a plant house in side the hoop-house and should be ready to plant in a couple of months. 384 plants is more than we need but the excess will go to the Navajo reservation where they are presently building hoop-houses to help with their food supply.
This weeks pics:-
top left; me mixing soils for the starts.
top right planting trays.
bottom left; plant house with trays on heating pads and the house has a heater to ensure no freezing.
bottom right; Deb's greens bed that supplies our present greens.