Thursday, February 26, 2009

Very nice people around.

I have just looked at Herrad's blog and seen all the nice comments people have left for her. I know they mean a lot to her and I am so grateful people take the time. It is a very diverse group. Some friends who have known us before MS. Some friends we have made since MS and some friends from MS blogs. Now she gets serendipitous bloggers who find her via - via. What is really nice is the little group of triathlon and Iron man enthusiasts who have left such lovely comments. Herrad has a particular appreciation of what they are doing. We have looked at some of their blogs, Smashing people! The joy they get from making their bodies as efficient as possible has a great resonance for Herrad. Every morning I wake to hear her call out in pain as she struggles through a routine of arm exercises. For half an hour she battles spasms and pain to repeat each exercise twelve times. Often calling out in pain and using some industrial strength language but always finishing her routine. Today her physio was here and I could hear Herrad calling out as she battled to work her half kilo dumb-bells. She is my inspiration and the reason I go the last mile. She will battle to get as much out of her body as she can and enjoy every moment of life she has.
My Iron Woman

7 comments:

Jaya said...

Yeh - isn't Herrad just a rare diamond! And you Richie - the Iron man...well done in doing such a good job and I am thrilled beyond words that for your big b/day both of you could be at the Bajoe with James beaming cheek to cheek...I understand that it would be pushing it for Herrad's b/day but for urs its much more realistic..CHEERS!!! ((((HUGS))))
Lots of love...

Ana said...

(((((((Richie)))))))
You're both amazing people.

Patrick @ Caregivingly Yours said...

You are so right how the MS spouse becomes the inspiration.

Caregivingly Yours, Patrick
http://caregivinglyyours.blogspot.com/

mortonlake said...

herrad and you are both a joy to read.tc mort

Herrad said...

You are beautiful.
Love,
Herrad

FrankandMary said...

I just happened on your blog & you are speaking of Herrad, whom I just visited. Her writing(& story) is awe inspiring.
Give Herrad credit, but take some for yourself as well. ~Mary

Erin said...

Herrad is a rare woman indeed. I second Jaya on that! And you both are an inspiration to both MSer's and their caregivers.
Salute!