plans to make things useless

Back when I was in the hospital I had an occupational therapist named Nicole.

Nicole taped me up, she electrocuted me, gave me tests made I’m pretty sure were meant for llamas.

She also taught me to dress myself with one hand.

She was instrumental in teaching me it was ok to laugh again.

Recently, we had Nicole come for dinner.

It was fabulous.

And when she left she left behind instructions.

Instructions to build a piece of equipment that would help me stand up straight and start building up my stamina.

Tonight Peter finished making it.


I got in it for the first time.

I can’t wait for him to get the belts and cushions in.

I can’t wait to try it out for real next time.

I can’t wait to tell Nicole that we got it.

I can’t wait for the day I get to tell Nicole I don’t need it anymore.

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11 Responses to plans to make things useless

  1. Bella October 31, 2010 at 12:57 AM #

    Peter rocks!

  2. Bridget October 24, 2010 at 9:33 PM #

    I’m really impressed with Peter’s supah-awesome carpentry skillz.

    Hope you don’t need it long! :-)

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  3. Carla October 24, 2010 at 8:52 PM #

    That is awesome. Keep up the wonderful progress. Anissa you so inspire me.

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  4. Sunday October 24, 2010 at 2:37 PM #

    This is so awesome! I am so excited for you!

  5. Susie October 24, 2010 at 2:36 PM #

    Your conversation with Nicole will be sooner than any of us can imagine.
    Why? Because you are the one and only Anissa! Miracles continue to await you. Go out and grab them! Now go get tomorrow…

  6. Jen October 24, 2010 at 9:41 AM #

    Anissa, you are going to make that thing useless in no time!!

  7. mommabird2345 October 24, 2010 at 12:08 AM #

    I can’t wait for for the day you get to tell her you don’t need it anymore too. :)

  8. midgetinvasion October 23, 2010 at 11:54 PM #

    Idea: It totally looks like a podium, so any time you need to lecture the kids about something, stand in that, so it can be a proper speech. Make sure to have a stack of paper too, so it looks more authentic. Ooh, and can Pete add a microphone?!?

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  9. Lucretia Pruitt October 23, 2010 at 11:20 PM #

    It looks like it should allow you to command an alien armada! :) You go girl. Make that thing obsolete faster than a windows update!

  10. Becky October 23, 2010 at 11:00 PM #

    That? Is totally awesome! Peter is a gem. But then you already knew that, yes? ;)

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  11. Dave2 October 23, 2010 at 10:59 PM #

    Just when I think that I can’t love you any more than I already do… you come along and be all inspirational. Again. I owe you some deep-fried macaroni cheese balls. Again.

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