The 53-year-old actress, who has been documenting her rehabilitation process on social media, introduced on Sunday that she was formally walking on her personal again.
“Dear Friends, It is with reverence and quiet awe I offer this update. Today, five months and three weeks after the accident in the Congolese rainforest, I walked again, and in what fashion! I hiked in the #SwissNationalPark,” Judd wrote on Instagram alongside a collection of movies and photographs documenting her progress.
“Stepping in, I felt in my ease, my natural garment of self, at home in my spirit. My leg and foot, worked beautifully,” she continued. “I walked up hill on uneven surfaces for an hour confidently and came down carefully and easily. I rested in a meadow on God’s fecund earth for hours.”
Though Judd stated that she nonetheless has a lot of “stamina I have to rebuild,” she’s wanting ahead to “the road ahead.”
Again in February, Judd broke her leg and suffered severe nerve damage after tripping over a fallen tree whereas researching the Bonobos, an endangered ape species, within the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
The star then underwent an eight-hour surgical procedure at a hospital in South Africa after she was transported by six men in a 55-hour rescue.
As her Sunday put up continued, Judd shared that she has “so many people to thank for helping to make my recovery possible.”
One enormous milestone got here when she turned capable of begin shifting her foot — which occurred on a a lot faster timeline than anyone anticipated.
“We expected my foot – if ever – to *begin* to move in one year,” she wrote, calling her speedy course of “unheard of.”
“In four months to the day, she went [and] blew us all away. Now, after crying while trying to spell the ABCs with a paralyzed foot….well, you see!” Judd added. (*6*)
Reflecting on among the challenges she’s overcome, the actress recalled the entire “grueling and essential physical therapy,” which included doing yoga earlier than she was even capable of stroll.
“I have been loved and understood and helped in my healing. Just look at the last video for comparison, that was where I was just two months ago (always trying to be in nature, when I could barely walk!)” Judd added, referring to a video included within the put up that confirmed her walking gingerly with using crutches.
“Many of you have been praying for me, and sending me notes. Thank you. I have felt you. I have especially been held by family and my partner. Peace be with you,” she concluded.