I'm so happy! Robb hit a huge milestone today, and I want to jump around and celebrate!!!
During physical therapy today, Robb had his back brace off for thirty-five minutes.
Since getting the go-ahead from his surgeon on Friday, Robb has had his brace off long enough to take x-rays, and for about two minutes on Saturday. Today, Robb took his brace off and did exercises with Doreen. Then we walked with the walker. And then, and most excitingly, he walked laps around the apartment with just the cane.
In the past three months, Robb has never stood up without his brace. He has taken the brace off to sleep and to dry off after showers, but that's it. He has been a turtle.
Not surprisingly, he was pretty exhausted when I got home. We had a nice dinner and an otherwise quiet evening. I caught up with Gina in Baltimore, and made plans to get together with Ellen and Kara tomorrow. Ashley had hoped to come over tonight, but Robb was just too tired for company. Hopefully, we'll be able to get together soon. We're about to start technical rehearsals for the next show at Berkeley Rep, which means that she will be very busy in the evenings.
In case you're wondering, that's Robb at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah. We drove across country last summer after I finished my contract at The Glimmerglass Opera. Anyone who can identify the other photo wins a prize!