I realized, "Why the hell am I trying to do squats with a piece of driftwood on my back when I can't even go grocery shopping?"
I may be physically weak but I'm getting stronger and as much as I miss lifting heavy weight, there is something inspiring about starting from scratch and working my way back up.
Progressing toward standing and getting out of bed again has been one of the hardest things I've ever done -- harder than deadlifting three times my body weight.
Lately, I've been trying to sit-up without help at least once a day. Some days it's just not possible, but on good days I've been able to pivot my body and hang my legs off the bed. Because it is on risers, however, my feet cannot touch the ground and I have to use the [...]
My head has been attached to a pillow for the last two years. Now, as I write these words my head is at last detached -- bobbing around like a boat gently swaying in a harbor slip. Less eloquently put, my head feels like it's had way too much to drink and is stumbling around [...]