Tuesday, October 2, 2012

step by step

The last few weeks at rehab have been to busy for me to blog as much as I'd like to, now that I have a few moments I will update you all to my progress. Since starting rehabilitation my progress is phenomenal. Now by that I mean I'm able to do small things that I was not able to before. My largest accomplishment is my ability to take a few small steps with the help of a brace,walker,and therapist. I couldn't believe it. They are teaching me to use my ab muscles to advance my paralyzed leg. It is so cool. I haven't been so happy in a long time. I know small steps will one day lead to big steps. There's no such thing as only small steps in the world of rehabilitation.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

standing up

Today I stood up using the parallel bars for the first time. The therapist moved my legs to help me take some steps while I grabbed onto the bars to hold my balance. Kessler is doing a lot of good for me. I am really excited to continue making progress in therapy. I'm glad to be at rehab.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Kessler day 4

I really like it here.it's a wonderful facility,I feel like I can get a lot accomplished. Today in physical therapy I tried the standing frame. It was so cool to be standing,even if it was only for a short time. I couldn't stand so long because it made me lightheaded. We also worked on balance exercises and neck strengthening. They work me really hard every day. I like it. I hope hard work produces results. Day by day.step by step. It'll happen.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Kessler day 1

I started my therapy sessions today at Kessler. We worked on stretching, trunk strengthening, and other leg exercises. It was hard work but I'm happy to work hard to get my desired results. After my therapy sessions I played scrabble with a recreational therapist and another patient who is my age. It was a tiring but productive day.

Friday, September 7, 2012

good news

finally after weeks of waiting i found out i got accepted into kesslers rehab program. I am extremely excited because i will finally get a shot at the therapy i need. Im getting admitted on sunday. I cant wait to begin therapy. One of my major goals for when i get out is to be able to walk. It would be amazing if that would happen. Im ready to work hard.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Post op

Yesterday i had my post op appointment with the surgeon who removed my gallbladder. Good news. Im healing up nicely. After that i had an appointment with a doctor at kessler rehab hospital for an evaluation. Everything seemed to go well. She said we will know something on tuesday. Fingers crossed.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Surgery update

Its kind of depressing for me lately. I see all my friends are going off to college and I have to stay behind. I know its the logical choice its just a bummer because id rather be off to college with my friends. The healing from my surgery is really slow. Its still really sore. Im glad to have it out already because i dont need to take the galbladder pill anymore. That pill tasted so nasty. Glad to be rid of it.