This week was our county’s fair and I really wanted to take Tyler, even though I would have to contend with the pain in my calves and flaring Costochondritis. I just wanted to do something normal with my little boy!
I tried to take a nap before I had to get ready but spent most of it scared I would be a complete mess there. We hadn’t made any plans for a wheelchair and I hadn’t been using my cane because of my arm and chest pain. I got out of bed feeling nauseous and in pain, but I took my pain meds and got in to the shower. I took my cane. I figured Grant and Francesca could always leave me sitting somewhere, I just wanted Tyler to have fun.
Well, I kept up with everyone! I did have pain but I kind of ignored it because Tyler was enjoying his first fair so much. The first thing he did was won himself a little baseball and bat “going fishing”. He went on a flying dragon ride and at first he was like What the heck have I gotten myself into? but then he was smiling at the end. He went from not eating something that resembled something you stuff in your ears (cotton candy!) to demanding a bite of Francesca’s candy apple!
He enjoyed seeing all of the animals and at the end of the day got very brave and went on the giant slide with Grant! He was begging us to ride the big swinging ship but I don’t even think they would have let such a little guy on!
We only stayed about two and a half hours but for me to walk around that much is huge! Could my PT already be helping? I came home and had a massage I had scheduled to try to calm down the Costo so I am feeling pretty good. I guess we will see about tomorrow, but I am really glad I was able to do what I did today!
And I have to admit to give my child a great time when we have been doing nothing the last three weekends felt pretty good!