I survived the first of two days of work-related travel. My challenge: trying to keep up with everyone as we took a tour of the facilities and navigating the stairs with my body and my laptop bag. So frustrating to think that more than a year or so ago, this would not have been as great of a challenge at all. Now, I feel self-conscious regarding my muscle weakness. I’m grateful one of my coworkers offered to carry my laptop bag. It did ease the strain. I’m grateful that there was an elevator to take me back upstairs after our journey down to the bowels of the facility. I so want to be strong and fully able again.