Monday, June 17, 2013

It can only go up from here..right?

Things are so different now.

Our lives revolve around medicine and therapy and prosthetics. 

It's been a long few months. We didn't know when he would walk, when he'd be able to take a leg home to use, or how long it would take for him to comfortably walk.

There's a reason I call him Superman.

Two weeks since he took his first steps, Mark is blowing all of us away. He's walking more and more, he's getting used to it, and he has made so much progress.  This past Friday was the Extremity Games. It's the X Games, but all of the competitors have amputations. A group from the CFI went to watch, and Mark got to go WAKEBOARDING. 

If it weren't for the fact that he's in a chair often, you would honestly never know he's an amputee. I swear.

We went to see Man of Steel yesterday, and watching Mark walk all day (we got ice cream and went shopping after), I was inspired to buy my Superman a t-shirt. He's decided when he gets a new socket, he's going to get the S on it, blue background, red logo. I can't think of anything more fitting for him. He has become such an inspiration to so many people, both in the military and civilian. Thursday was the 2 month mark since his accident. Two months later, he's walking, wakeboarding, and starting to live life to the fullest again. We still have so much progress to make, but its hard to believe that it's only been two months, given all the progress he's made since then. 

Team Johnson is heading to bed, hoping to find out about the LOD tomorrow, and we have a Wounded Warrior event to attend. Your support has been incredible, and I will post tomorrow after we find out, IF we find out.