I had such a fun weekend. I went to Universal Studios in Orlando with my parents, uncle, aunt, and cousins. The weather was spectacular and we had a great time.
The best part: I rode every single ride and had no problems whatsoever with the harnesses fitting. My cousin Sarah, who is 11 years old, is as much of a roller coaster junkie as I am, and we had a blast riding the new Rip Ride Rockit coaster together a bunch of times. When I had to pull the harness closed, for just a moment, I had that old moment of panic that it wouldn't close and I'd have to get up and leave the ride. But, NOPE, it was no problem whatsoever. My dad even rode with us once. It was great!
The second best part: I walked around ALL day without a hint of foot, leg, or back pain. I was perfectly comfortable walking and going up and down the stairs to get on the rides. No pain. At all. My feet used to feel like they were broken after a few hours of walking around an amusement park. That's gone.
Here are a few pictures from our trip. For the first time, I feel like I look small/normal in pictures and I love it!
Me and my parents on the boat ride:
Dad and me outside of dinner (we ate at the Bob Marley restaurant - the food was just meh):
With my adorable cousins:
We got home last night. Today I had the pleasure of having lunch with Shrinking Mommy Heidi, her daughter, and a new friend from my band doc's support group, Kristy. We had a nice meal at Stir Crazy, walked around the mall a bit, and got some tea.
The only bad part is that my band seems to have evaporated and I've been hungry. I can and want to eat everything. I had a chicken and veggie stir fry with buckwheat noodles and ate nearly the whole thing. Thankfully I have a fill scheduled for a week from tomorrow, and it can't come soon enough at this point.