This Saturday we will have been back here in Sedona for one month, and today was the first day that I actually worked outside on the laptop. I could tell at breakfast that it was going to be delicious out, and the cooler temperature and slight breeze have been wonderful. It’s still strange, however, to see certain trees drop their leaves while the rest stay evergreen.

The reason I enjoyed working outside was not just due to the weather. My arm is actually improving after only 2 sessions with Mark.

I had no idea that occupational therapy involved more than lifting soup cans. Seriously, I didn’t know what to expect, but it certainly wasn’t digging marbles and pennies out of a plastic bin filled with rice (fun, but I was too competitive with myself). And it wasn’t repeatedly dipping my arm into warm water, followed by squeezing a sponge in ice water (that was a killer).

But the “hard” work was accompanied by a broad range of gentle therapy, for a full hour, and I can now sit here and type this without my brace. Thank you, Mark, for giving me hope and relief and, I know it’s coming — lots of homework. 😉

I have no doubt now that seeing this through will bring me back to where I want to be. So I’m publicly committing to doing whatever I’m supposed to do to get there.

Including stopping typing. Now.

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