THERAPY

DID U KNOW OCTOBER IS PHYSICAL THERAPY MONTH? EVERYTHING’S CELEBRATED NOW!

4 THE LAST 3 WEEKS I HAVE BEEN GOING TWICE A WEEK 2 SWIM THERAPY (PIC. COMING-TAKEN ON A PHONE CAMERA, SO IT’S SMALL), IN PREPARATION 2 USE THAT SWIM-SPA AT MY HOUSE, & NOT FEEL I’M WASTING ‘ A DAY. I PERSONALLY PREFER MUSIC THERAPY (LIIKE PHYSICAL THERAPY IN MY CHAIR & SOME SPEECH-I ‘SING,’ PLAY 1-HANDED PIANO, PRACTICE BREATHING, & ‘PLAY’ INSTRUMENTS IN ODD WAYS; LIKE HITTING DRUMS W/MY FEET). I PREFER MUSIC THERAPY 4 MANY REASONS: THE BIGGEST RESULTS-PIANO HAS MADE ME TYPE FASTER; MY CONSONANTS, WHICH R NOT FOCUSED ON, R NOT BETTER, BUT MAKING SOUND WHEN I WANT INSTEAD OF WHEN I GET THE RT, BREATHE; BREATHING TECHNIQUES HAVE REALLY HELPED IN CONTROLLING MY PBA, I CAN PRACTICE ON MY OWN CLOCK, WHICH MAKES A HUGE DIFFERENCE; I WAS A MUSIC MINOR , IN CHOIRS, ETC., SO I BETTER RESPOND 2 IT’BUT SWIM THERAPY MAY HAVE ATTRIBUTED 2 MY LATEST ACCOMPLISHMENT-IN MOST PIVOT TRANSFERS, I CAN NOW TAKE A STEP W/MY RT. FOOT, ONCE I’M SLOWLY ALLOWED 2 STAND & STRAIGTEN MY LEGS!

THURSDAY, I WAS WAITING 4 MY SHOES & 2 ATTEND MY LAST SWIM THERAPY POSSIBLY. FIA, WHO USUALLY MIXES UP HER OWN SHOES, DECIDED 2 TRY 2 PUT ON MY SHOES-A VALIENT EFFORT, SINCE EVEN NURSES IN THE HOSPITAL COULDN’T DO IT! SHE TRIED & TRIED, BUT DECIDED MY TOES WERE 2 BIG! HOWEVER, THERE WAS 2 INTERESTING COMMENTS WHILE TRYING. 1 WAS HOW SHE WISHED I WAS LIKE OTHER MOMS & COULD PUT ON MY OWN SHOES ( USUALLY IT’S A WISH I CAN TALK) & SHE POINTED OUT THAT SOMEDAY SHEE’LL BE IN A WHEELCHAIR & I’LL HAVE 2 PUT ON HER SHOES! INTERESTING PERSPECTIVE FRROM SOME YOUNG WHO’S SEEN MY 90 YR. OLD GRANDMA IN A WHEELCHAIR!

THURSDAY MUST HAVE BEEN ‘TAKE CARE OF MOM DAY,’ BECAUSE WHEN I SNEEZED LATER, SHE HEARD IT, RUSHED IN, GOT A KLEENEX, & WIPED MY CHIN & NOSE! 2 CUTE!

BTW, HAVE U NOTICED I TRY 2 POST WEEKLY?

swimtherapy

2 comments

  1. Way to go, Jenny! I love to hear about every ounce of your progress! I think of you often, and love reading your updates.

    We are living in Virginia now, but still think of our dear Indiana friends.

    Keep up the great work!
    Vanessa

  2. Jenny, that’s great news! Keep pushing the envelope–
    all of those little steps will mean a big one later!

    Love,
    Lynne

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