Today was a good day. Definitely a day of firsts. It really is true here that it is all about the small victories.
This morning in OT I was able to sit up on my own. I realize it is something that I did all the time with out thinking, but today was different — I had to work for it. Today was a victory or a milestone. I’ll admit, it felt good. I have included the video below.
I am slowly beginning therapy in “The Standing Machine.” It’s a chair that slowly straightens my legs and pushes my butt up vertically from a sitting position. It’s an interesting sensation that makes me dizzy and light-headed a little. They say many pass out from the treatment…. We’ll see.
Today, I also took advantage of an opportunity and made my own stained glass. I have it hanging from my light as I type. It is certianly not pretty, but it’s mine.
Lastly, I had wheelchair class today. Erika joined the goup and participated in hockey, relays and sprints. After her team lost, she had to roll backward down a flight of stairs in a wheelclair like everyone else. I had to go backwards down the same flight of stair and participate in a “train” for getting in shape. This is where I would drag five people down the gym, not easy.
Today was a fine day. Today was better than yesterday.
Me sitting up by myself for the first time in physical therapy.