Last night I got into my standing box.

I hope to have video soon, because for those that have never seen one they don’t always make sense.

Then Pete got really daring and asked me to put all trust in my right foot.

That would be the one that doesn’t work.

Now, I’ve gotten close.

I have come close to what I did on Halloween.

I put both feet down and shifted my weight so the majority was on my right.

I picked up my left foot.

I let go with both of my hands.

For a few moments of time, everything depended on my right leg.  Right foot.  Right side.

For a few moments it did what it hadn’t in almost a year.

It carried me.

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51 Responses to carried

  1. Headless Mom November 5, 2010 at 9:22 PM #


  2. Ann November 4, 2010 at 1:07 PM #

    That post meant a lot to me too…your resilience is awesome! Love hearing about the milestones in this journey.

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  3. Jennifer November 2, 2010 at 5:29 PM #

    I wonder if you have any clue how amazing you are.

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  4. Cassie November 2, 2010 at 4:57 PM #

    Yay, yay, yay. Doing the happy chair dance. Little by little you’ll get there. Oh, so much yay in me right now!!!

  5. Sugar Jones November 2, 2010 at 2:20 PM #


  6. Grumble Girl November 2, 2010 at 12:38 PM #

    Duuuuuuude… I love you. And I’m so thrilled!! Woooot-wooooot!!

    Keep on swimming, girl… xoxoxoxoxox

    Grumble Girl´s last post…Two Gifts

    • Anissa Mayhew November 2, 2010 at 6:06 PM #

      Love you too. xoxox

  7. Desera November 2, 2010 at 12:23 PM #

    YOU ARE AMAZING!!!!! I am so happy for you! ♥

  8. Malia November 2, 2010 at 12:20 PM #

    Simply, awesome.

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  9. Caroline November 2, 2010 at 12:19 PM #

    You are doing this. So much love to you and your right side.
    “Its just a jump to the left, and a step to the riiiiiiiight….”

    Caroline´s last post…How Vomit Can Inspire Women to Vote

    • Anissa Mayhew November 2, 2010 at 6:05 PM #

      Next is getting BOTH hands on my hips!

  10. Angella November 2, 2010 at 11:53 AM #

    SO HAPPY FOR YOU! You inspire me, Anissa. :)

    Angella´s last post…We’re Nothing If Not Consistent

  11. Heide November 2, 2010 at 11:53 AM #

    Huzzah! It is most excellent when those pesky limbs do what they’re meant to do. XOXO

    Heide´s last post…30 Days of Happy

  12. Jennifer November 2, 2010 at 10:04 AM #

    That is wonderful!

  13. Shirley November 2, 2010 at 9:38 AM #

    Congratulations! That’s awesome news!

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  14. Dumblond November 2, 2010 at 9:29 AM #

    I guess this means that we will be seeing you on Dancing with the Stars soon.

    • Anissa Mayhew November 2, 2010 at 6:04 PM #

      I promise not to make you watch that. This promise is for sure. Heeee.

  15. Diane Brogan November 2, 2010 at 8:46 AM #

    Awesome. You will be dancing before you know it.

    • Anissa Mayhew November 2, 2010 at 6:03 PM #

      You + Me = Bar top someday!!

  16. Somedayphd November 2, 2010 at 8:28 AM #

    Woo Hoo!!!!

    You can do this!

  17. Jayne November 2, 2010 at 4:25 AM #


    Seriously though. Congratulations, you never fail to prove me right about what an amazing woman you are!

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  18. Kristin November 2, 2010 at 12:05 AM #

    OMG Anissa, I am so freaking thrilled for you! Way to go!

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  19. Mama Kat November 1, 2010 at 11:37 PM #

    ATTA GIRL!!!

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  20. mommabird2345 November 1, 2010 at 11:00 PM #

    You are all sorts of AWESOME!! :)

    • Anissa Mayhew November 2, 2010 at 6:01 PM #

      YOU drip awesome from your pores. Thank you for your constant support.

  21. Sharon Heg November 1, 2010 at 10:33 PM #

    All I can say is WOO HOO!

    Sharon Heg´s last post…Halloween- The Video of my house

    • Anissa Mayhew November 2, 2010 at 6:00 PM #

      Woooo hoooo tooooo

  22. Janet Isserlis November 1, 2010 at 10:31 PM #

    yes. !

  23. Susie November 1, 2010 at 10:21 PM #

    And your right foot WILL carry you into the future. Anissa. Believe it. We’re all rooting for you! Now go get tomorrow (like you always do)…

    • Annie from Oregon November 2, 2010 at 4:06 AM #

      I love that you tell Anissa this every time you send her your encouragement and I LOVE that Anissa DOES IT every time!! =o)

      Anissa it hasn’t been even one year, but you have made tremendous progress. You are such a fighter, thank God. Your droll humor cracks me up and makes me love you more. I am so proud of you: a soon-to-be-walking miracle.

  24. Boston Mamas November 1, 2010 at 10:12 PM #

    AMAZING girl. I’ve been following your progress, but a bad commenter lately. But wanted to send hugs and congrats today. xoxo

    • Anissa Mayhew November 2, 2010 at 5:59 PM #

      I’m always thankful for your awesome friendship, no matter when or IF you comment.


  25. Angela November 1, 2010 at 10:04 PM #

    I’m really, really, happy for you.
    Now I must run and hide because now you’re that much closer to kicking me. Again.

    • Anissa Mayhew November 2, 2010 at 5:57 PM #

      I could kick you, but I always have to fix the boo boos I cause. xoxoxo

  26. Jen November 1, 2010 at 9:47 PM #

    Awesome!!! So proud for you!

  27. Ms2Mrs...and back to Ms. November 1, 2010 at 9:45 PM #

    So happy to hear that. Congrats!

    • Anissa Mayhew November 2, 2010 at 5:55 PM #

      Not as happy as I am to tell it!! Thank you!

  28. Holly November 1, 2010 at 9:35 PM #

    Awesome. What a milestone. You rock!

  29. Josefina November 1, 2010 at 9:33 PM #

    Go ahead!

    This is awesome news!

  30. mumby November 1, 2010 at 9:31 PM #

    wow. I can’t imagine how that must feel. You are SO strong. I know how hard you’ve worked. I hope you’re basking in it and feeling proud. xo and YAY for Peter and his box-building & encouragement!

    • Anissa Mayhew November 2, 2010 at 5:54 PM #

      The new saying is “Sweat is sexy”! Ha!

  31. pgoodness November 1, 2010 at 9:31 PM #


  32. Jennifer November 1, 2010 at 9:31 PM #

    I am amazed by you and everything you do everyday. Congratulations and keep it up!

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    • Anissa Mayhew November 2, 2010 at 5:53 PM #

      Thank you!! I’m very excited too.

  33. Terri November 1, 2010 at 9:28 PM #

    Awesome! You are amazing!

  34. Meme November 1, 2010 at 9:28 PM #

    This brought the biggest smile to my face. Yay. :)

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  35. A Vapid Blonde November 1, 2010 at 9:26 PM #

    Your progress is amazing. Your strength is amazing.
    You? Are amazing!

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  36. Beth November 1, 2010 at 9:25 PM #

    That is wonderful! Post pictures soon – we will all want to see this wonderful contraption :)

    • Anissa Mayhew November 2, 2010 at 5:51 PM #

      I think either pictures or vidwo very soon is the only way to explain. Thanks!

  37. Mom101 November 1, 2010 at 9:24 PM #

    The way you, sometimes, carry me.

    Anissa, you’re amazing.

    Mom101´s last post…A funny thing happened on the way to the bathroom

    • Anissa Mayhew November 2, 2010 at 5:50 PM #

      If I can ever help carry you then we’re helping either equally.

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