I’ve always wanted to run a marathon, especially after watching Corey and Bryan each run one through the streets of Chicago. The furthest I have run at one time is eight miles but I never took the time to train for a 26.2 mile race.
During these past 10 months I have felt like I’ve been gearing up for the marathon of my life and I am hoping and praying to do it with endurance and grace. After my last appointment at Mary Free Bed I realize that I need to get geared up sooner rather than later.
I met with a speech therapist about communication tools and she is encouraging me to make myself familiar with computer tools that talk for me when I am no longer able to do so on my own.
I met with a doctor that gives me injections for my frozen shoulder and he said frozen shoulders and hips tend to give ALS patients trouble as the disease progresses. I am so glad this doctor is amazing at giving shots because it sounds like I will be back to visit him often.
As Mark and I drive home from Grand Rapids after these very emotional appointments we both are in a daze and don’t know what to say to each other, but with the grace of God were are determined to finish our marathon training together.