Thursday, August 09, 2007

FIRST PT SESSION

The Therapist gave me one hell of a work out today just let me tell you.

He says that I am doing good considering what all I had done. I have a long way to go he says. No chance of getting rid of these crutches anytime in the next week or so. I was so looking forward to hearing him say that I was real close to putting them down. He says that maybe by the end of the week next week I just might be on one crutch. He says that he could tell that I was scared that I was putting too much weight on it. I have a hard time of judging how much I was putting, but he says all is good.

The very first thing he did was grab my foot and push it towards me, and I thought he was going to kill me, but he assured me that he would not do anything that would damage the surgery. Gee thanks dude, but you are hurting me I said.

He helped me try to walk on one crutch today, and says sorry, but you are just not ready right now. He had me stand up without anything supporting me, and lord how mercy I felt a sharp pain, but he says that is normal. Apparently I have got to learn how to stand up straight before I can try one crutch, and I could tell after he positioned me that I was standing very slouchy and to the right a lot.

After he gave me one hell of a work out, he sat me down on a pad and came back with an ice pack and a timer. Damm, I thought those 10 minutes would never come to an end. That crap was cold cold cold, but it did the trick.

I had no idea how flabby and useless the botton 1/2 of my leg had been, but he sure knows how to get the muscle back.

I have lots of homework, and he wants to see some progress on Monday when I am scheduled to return. I am off to go soak in a hot tub and relax.

BREAKING NEWS IN UTAH...

They are thanking the State of Mississippi and Governor Barbour for responding in record time and sending a C-17 Globemaster III Tactical Transport Aircraft to Kansas to pick up the truck that was driving to Utah with some hi-tek equipment. It was going to take the truck several days to make the run, and they felt that they did not have that kind of time. They say it has just landed in Kansas, and is loading the truck up and will head out shortly. Mississippi has a wonderful Governor even if I must say so myself.

The very first C-17 Globemaster was delivered to the Mississippi Air National Guard's 172nd Airlift Wing, based in Jackson in December 2003. The C-17 was named "The Spirit of the Mississippi Minutemen," shortly after its arrival.

3 comments:

Butterfly Wife said...

Good luck with PT and your homework!

Melinda said...

How are you feeling today after that workout??

Thinking of you & hoping your road to full recovery is smooth!

Some Soldier's Mom said...

the second day after the workout is the worst... I do not envy you one bit -- but from experience (TWICE!) -- the PT makes all the difference in the world to a full recovery and is worth the pain, tears and hard work. In 6 months you will be kicking up your heels (so long as you can get around by Nov!) Keep up the good work, Stacy!



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