Wednesday, June 28, 2006
Where we are now
It's been a while since I've had a real therapy session because of the surgeries and infections. As a result certain muscles and joints have tightened up. So, this week I worked with some of Renee's PT students at U of I (Indianapolis, not Illinois) for their final exam. One day they had to evaluate me and the next day they had to work with me on a home exercise program. I saw 4 students over the course of 3 hours so I got really stretched out. It was really a lot of fun and helped me feel good about my new situation.
A while back I talked about how I felt like I needed to embrace my disability as opposed to allowing it to change who I am. Talking to the young man's family while I was in the burn unit and working with the students at U of I is part of that. Of course, I have to admit that I am not the same person as I was before the accident but, even though there's less of my body than there used to be, I feel like more of a complete person.
The incision from the last three surgeries (they kept opening the same one) is finally healed. This is extremely important because it means that I can finally get it wet. So, now that you're all updated I'm going to go take a much anticipated shower! Have a wonderful week!
It's also great that even after everything you've been through you still are helping other people out.
Something like that is obviously going to change you as a person, but that doesnt have to be a negative, and for you, you are obviously making it a positive.
Keep up the good work and good luck with the prosthesist (sp?).
Love Annie x
It's wonderful that you can help others and keep a positive outlook. The Lord has given you the life you have and He will help you keep being a positive influence on others. I know you are a positive influence on mine.
I'm so happy for you!
The love never ends,
Truly an inspiration to others, always has been, always will be!! Keep up the great work and soon, very soon, you will be driving, walking, showering more often.
LOVE YOU..GOD BLESS US ALL.
Wait a minute.....does Renee work for U of I?? I take Anna there 2-3 times/year to let the PT students practice with a child. I think I might know who she is! I usually take Anna for Kathy Martin's class because Anna used to go to the Developmental Preschool at U of I and Kathy was the director. Most of the U of I staff know Anna.
By the way, I'm so happy to hear that you were able to stand up again! The girls keep asking when they get to see you again. And, I'm glad you get to take a shower. I didn't want to say anything, but..... ;) (Joking, of course!!)
toward others. You are an amazing man.we're pulling for you