I was working on the house yesterday and wound up sitting lotus position on the floor (pulling up old carpet). Suddenly it occurred to me; when I was younger I was able to stand from a seated lotus without putting my hands to the floor, so I tried it. I just knew I could do it, and up I went.
I had not been able to do that in over twenty years. I thought I would never again be able to do it. Yet another encouraging sign of progress.