Up and walking
Long-term readers will know I was in hospital for five months last year and have been using a wheelchair since last April.
Months and months of intensive physiotherapy are starting to pay off though, and yesterday I took my first steps without having to use a crutch.
There's still a long way to go - I need to wear orthotic supports as my ankles are still weak; I will need the wheelchair for longer distances, particularly outdoors for a while yet; and whilst I can balance when moving, oddly I can't stand still unsupported. But it's quite something to be ambulatory again. Next I need to re-learn walking whilst canvassing and leafleting.