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Sunday, 30 October 2011

Day 24 post transplant–Climbing the mountain called stairs

Yesterday was a good day for me especially when I had to go upstairs to the toilet. I know exciting isn’t it, but I actually managed to walk up the stairs relatively easy. I still held onto the banister, just in case, but I managed to get to the top. I didn’t have to take crawl on my hands and knees to get to the top, which I have done in the past. I didn’t have to take one step at a time, by that I mean put my left foot on the first step, then my right foot on the first step and carry on up the stairs in the same fashion. No, this was a proper walk up the stairs and getting to the top without being that much out of breath and without having to virtually pull myself up by the banister.

cup-for-walking-upstairsI felt as though I had really achieved something, I didn’t get a medal awarded to me or a cup though, which was a shame. It was enough to know that I had the energy to make it to the top.

Today though is a different story. I’m back to taking it slow up the stairs and being tired when I get to the top. It was good while the energy lasted and I hope to have more days like that. I know I’m going to have my good days and bad days. As time goes by I’m sure I will have more good than bad until I can eventually get to some kind of normality again and start to get out of the house etc. Who knows, I may even be able to run up the stairs one day!


  1. reading this post i thort of of nan comeing dowen the stairs and thort next ull be doing that and then u runing up the stairs made me think of anty carol and u in blackpool on the eskelaters and u saying race you lol :-)

  2. I remember that feeling - its like being free once more!! Keep up the good work xx Becky

  3. The good days will come xx

  4. I've been off-line for a couple of days, but not off-intending!!! Still sending and intending that those new cells are proliferating and doing their jobs and you are feeling stronger and better day by day in every way.... glad to hear the stairs were climbed and know you are getting other exercise, too!

  5. Your post about climbing stairs is bringing the movie, "Something's Gotta Give" to mind. An easy watch if you haven't seen it and you feel up to it. Your body is working very hard and also has a lot of pharmaceuticals running through it. It will take time to get your gusto back up.