I am definitely making progress.Â Today my crunches showed a great improvement in flexibility, and we also added some new exercises, which were both encouraging.Â My new goal is to be walking completely without crutches in two weeks, and toÂ balance on my foot for twenty seconds without holding on to anything in the same time frame.Â I see my doctor on July 28th, which is only a week and two days away.Â Maybe I can push myself just a little harder and get it all done by then.Â When I visit him my big question will be if I can climb on my horse again.Â I will let you know what he says.
Archive for July, 2010
Today is Monday, July 12.Â Well, I’ve met my first two goals – walking without assistance in less than four weeks of weight bearing, and increased flexibility.Â I can walk without my crutches, but I don’t want to do it for very long.Â I am still riding the bike and utilizing the shuttle.Â I’ve also added some lunges and back to some of the “prancing” I discussed in an earlier entry.Â I am headed in the right direction and I hope to set some new goals at my next session.Â I will fill you in soon.
Saltzer is proud to be sponsoring the 2010 Snake River Dayz, Movie Under the Stars.Â Saturday, July 17.
7:00 Free Concert
9:45 Free Movie – Akeelah and the Bee
Lots of free activities for the kids.Â Face Painting, Coloring Contest, Clowns, Baloons, Crafts, Dance and Hula Contest.Â Free Prizes for Everyone
Stop by the Nampa Civic Center and enjoy a fun evening, compliments of Saltzer Medical Group
Today is Wednesday, July 7.Â Â Three weeks into bearing weight, and whatÂ a roller coaster!Â I think I have felt every emotion under the sun in the past three weeks.Â I was feeling a little discouraged over the holiday weekend.Â I did climb on my daughter’s horse (don’t tell my doctor) because a good ride always cheers me up.Â However, I couldn’t keep up my usual pace and had to have a lot of help for my annual barbecue.Â But that discouragement make me work even harder.
My dedication showed in yesterday’s therapy session.Â I was able to bear 100% of my weight on my foot, and because of that I got to explore the adventure of new exercises.Â Â Climbing stairs, standing on one foot, and rotating a platform with a ball under it.Â Side to side didn’t go so well, but front and back was successful.Â Â Â Daranee worked on my calf muscle a little, which seemed to loosen up quite a bit more.Â Â And oh yeah, I can now wear my regular shoes as often as I want.
I am very excited to be headed toward walking.Â Should be there before I know it!