Rehab Round 2, Day 6; 90′ repeat

Occupational Therapy:

Today in Occupational Therapy,  we worked on putting socks on with a sock helper.   It’s a special device that assists with putting on socks when you can’t bend down.

We also play Solitaire,  with me standing for part of the time.  My legs were pretty stiff with it being first thing in the morning,  so I wasn’t able to stand long.   In the afternoon,  we played a game of  Suduko, with the game propped up and weights on my wrist so I had to practice reaching while building my muscles.

Physical Therapy:

Today in  Physical Therapy,   we practiced walking with a non- platform Walker.  I was able to walk 86 feet the first trip,  then 90.  We also practiced navigating the wheelchair through an obstacle course. 

In the afternoon,  I walked 90 feet, then we played a balancing game in which I stood with my feet apart and bounced a beach ball back to someone. My walker stayed in front of me and the wheelchair behind me on case i lost my balance, and the PT person stayed by my side. After a round of that, I put my feet together, and then for the 3rd round, we placed a foam board under my feet. This made it harder to balance and I had to grab the walker a few times to keep from falling. We finished the session with another 90 foot walk in which I tried to pick up the pace to see if I could go faster.

Other:

This morning, I was able to use the reacher to dress myself, all except socks and shoes. In between therapy sessions, I was able to work on this blog, practice wheeling myself around the room, and chat with Ben on what is needed for my return home.

Today i also enjoyed a visit from one of the harp players. The music they play is always so calm and peaceful, and I enjoy it a lot when they can come.

The reacher… a great tool for when you can’t bend down.

Songs to Focus on:

From my mom…

Other songs to focus on…

Bible Verses To Focus On

From my mom…

Other Scripture to focus on…

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