This morning (04/08/2021) all I could do was play music. When I was a junior in high school K-Wang by Khia was a hit then and still is in my eyes. It took me back to a time in my life when I felt unstoppable. Coincidently, during my session today with both my PT and OT, I surprised myself. First, my PT asked me to stand and transition to the walker so that I can walk in the patio. Like always, he placed a wrap-like belt around my waist to make sure that I do not fall due to my issues with balance and coordination. He held the strap as I took strides with the walker until I made it back to the wheelchair to take a seat. Then it was time for another set. It wasn’t until I made it back to the wheelchair he told me that on my second round I completed it without him holding the wrap. Words alone could not express the joy that ran through my body.
Later, I met with my OT and the session with her was easier but still challenging as my right hand has a mind of its own; granted I was born right-handed. She then asked me what I had done differently and all I could think about was dancing to K-Wang.
|Standing Progress Chart|
|Sessions with Therapist|
|04/06/2021||40 seconds without assist|
|03/25/2021||40 seconds with assist|
|03/15/2021||1 second with assist|
In essence, music is magical! Much gratitude to everyone who is encouraging me throughout this journey.