The meeting went well with the therapist, but she decided that I'm not ready yet. She thinks that I need to prove something to myself that I can do this. So she has given me a challenge. She wants me to exercise every day until our next meeting on February 22nd. I was upset at first about not getting the automatic all clear, but its for the best. I thought about going back to therapy once banded but why not start now? I think ultimately it will help to keep me focused.
The hardest part was her telling me that what I'm doing currently is hurting my kids. Even though I knew this it was very hard to hear. I want to be the best version of myself that I can be. So the plan is to walk with the dog or go up and down our stairs at night if I can't walk at lunchtime. And on the weekend I would like to try to incorporate the kids into something. Saturday is the seminar and I'm still very excited. My DH is going with me and I hope that I can get in quickly to meet the surgeon.
The motto is still Keep Moving Forward!