Tuesday, April 21, 2015
First Day of Physical Therapy
What a glorious day! I just finished my first session of physical therapy on my injured leg. I am one happy guy!
The session lasted an hour. Everyone who attended, instructed and helped me was professional, kind and knowledgeable. There were just nice. The facility is nice. The weather was nice. What a great day!
I wanted to take more pictures but of course, since I was prone, and there were other people in the center, I couldn't very well without causing disruption. But I did ask on of my physical therapists to take this short video of me. I was embarrassed to do so but I did want to get my first visit on record.
As I said before, they were very gentle with me, taking one step at a time. They showed me a series of exercises to take with the instruction to stop when it started to hurt. No one was to repeat that to me, I always stop when it hurts, whatever the scenario.
They also showed me exercises I could do at home, which I am doing right now as I type this quickie blog entry. All the exercises have the goal to get me to bend my knee more until I have full use of my leg. Right now I can bend my knee about 30% which is a lot more than I could bend it last week.
There was one other picture I wanted to take, me with both legs on this giant blue beach ball. I didn't want to push my luck today with too many special requests. I laid the groundwork through that I do keep a blog and want to keep my followers informed of my latest "adventure". Maybe next time (which is tomorrow at 3 PM) I'll ask one of the therapists (not a shrink but an actual physical therapist) to take THAT picture.
Oh, by the way, right off the bat "Rich" told me "I know you're going to do well because you have a positive attitude." Wow. That made me feel so good. I do have a positive attitude. To me there is no other choice. You give up and you might as well die. And folks, I'm not ready to die yet. Oh no, not by a long shot.