Monday, November 05, 2007
I'm now working with two canes! Don't expect to see me out in public with them yet. For the moment I'm only practicing with the canes in the Therapy unit at Wishard. I lose a lot of stability and safety with the canes because they aren't attached to my arms like the crutches are. As a result I'm having to learn to take weight off of the canes and rely more on my legs. I'm not sure where this will lead, but I wasn't sure I'd ever be able to walk with prostheses either!
Putting more weight on my legs is also making my back muscles work harder, which makes my back ache after I take one trip up and down the hallway. For the first time in a long while I had to use an ice pack and sit down each time I would take a walk. Long term though, this will only make me stronger. I guess we'll see what this Friday brings!
By the way, some people have expressed interest in coming to a PT session. I hope you understand that these sessions are private. However, I will try to get some pictures as soon as possible.
However, I am very proud to hear you have moved foward in the walking dept. You never stop amazing me honey, keep up the hard work. It's paying off in so many ways. By the way, it's called the holiday's and we all are going to be very busy for the next 6 weeks until January 1st...
Glad to hear to you took a little time off. Must admit, though, you seem to work harder during your time off than most people do in their regular work.