Today, my hubby posted these pictures on his Facebook page with the words “Buh-bye ramp!” I was grateful for my father-in-law’s labor of love (building my wheelchair ramp after my accident) and now it no longer serves me so it is time to let it go.
The day I was cleared to walk, we returned home from the orthopedist and I asked my husband to leave the wheelchair in the trunk of the car. I was grateful for the loaner from my step-father, and I was ready to release it. I returned it rather than bringing it back into the house.
When it no longer served me, I asked my husband to put my walker out in the garage. The same was true for my tub transfer seat. And I recently put my cane out of sight. It isn’t that these things trigger bad memories. I simply want to keep moving forward, and it seems like getting the things that no longer serve me out of my awareness helps me do just that.