Thursday, January 3, 2019

PT and Hope!

Twins Liv and Lil...  Sassy as can be but sweet. :)
           A day of hope and looking forward!  I had my first PT session today and with it came enthusiasm I haven’t see in a while.  My physical therapist has worked with solely neurological issues for 10 years and seemed very confident in my case.  She found some things she was happy with and others she is ready to start working on. 
           
We started with a general assessment to see what is working, what isn’t, and what is struggling to fire up appropriately.  From there, she wanted to try calming the ever-present spasticity and tightness, so we did some dry needling on my calves.  They are numb enough I didn’t feel a thing; however, I had an easier time standing up than I have in a while.  I’m assuming that’s a good sign.   From there, I was given loads of at-home exercises.
           
Lil decided she wanted to sleep curled up in my hand but,
with her little nose poking out. 
            After we got home, I did my first run through of all the exercises… Gracious, this is going to be a long road back to semi-normalcy but not one I will slack on.  I felt really good after it all and even got some stuff I needed done finished.  It was about then my muscles decided to sass back.  They decided I had done enough.  Thank goodness I live in a house with a Dad whole excels at the weightlifting part of CrossFit.  He lifted my 115lbs like it was nothing and helped me into my mom’s spare wheelchair to get around in for the evening.  I have to say, I haven’t been picked up since I was wee lass so that felt a little odd.

            As I sit here tonight, even with the minor tumble earlier, I have more hope than I have in months.   The next step is waiting to hear back on the ridiculous amount of bloodwork they took last month.  The specialist I saw thought a lot had been missed on the last run and decided to follow up on it all in greater detail.  I told my General Practitioner, whom I saw a week later, that I would be happy to send the results but she really shouldn’t take any more blood at that time…  She agreed.   Hopefully, it won’t take too long but, let’s be honest, have you ever been to a doctor’s office that moves quickly for anything?  I didn’t think so. 😊


This is a post I found on Instagram that rang so true.

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