A few new bits of information to pass along. First off I am feeling and getting along pretty well the past weeks. My blood sugars continue to be doing very good and I as well as the doctor were pleased with them when I went to see him on Monday.
I am now getting around the house (indoors for now, we still have snow on the ground) without my wheelchair most of the time. My husband got a hold of some real short crutches that were intended for use by shorter people or children. He modified them so they were still shorter and I use these to scoot around the house on my stumps/butt. I can even go up and down the stairs if I take my time. They work very well except for the soreness in my shoulders the first three or four days I did this. I have been doing this now for almost two weeks and my arms and shoulders are getting used to using the crutches. I knew about this way of getting around as my mother did it for years after she lost both her legs because of her diabetes problems. She even got around using her arms as crutches, something I have only tried a couple of times without the best results. I think my upper bodt needs to be stronger before I can get around like that. For now I am very happy being able to get around inside my house with the crutches, It's alot easier and faster than a wheelchair. I do still use my wheelchair whenever I leave the house. The floors and carpets in my house are clean, who knows what I'd run into out in public spaces. I would also get awefully wet and dirty if it were to rain or there was something nasty on the ground.
My vision is doing OK for now. The new glasses helped quite a bit. I do see better than I did before, although I'm still considered legally blind. The eye doctor said that if all goes well I can have some type of laser surgery sometime in May. I will be seeing him again the end of April to see what he wants to do at that time.
I"ll be going for now. I'll keep in touch. My husband and I are going to visit our daughter for a few days next week. That ought to be fun in many ways. It will be nice to see her again, but she has no ramps or rails to help me get around. Like I said it will be a fun trip in more ways than one.