I had my physical therapy evaluation yesterday at 3 o’clock. I thought the time alone would be a complete disaster. I worked out yesterday from 9 to 10 AM. I had my beautiful sister here from about 11 to 1:30. I I thought I was exhausted but oddly enough I really had a second wind.
First I must honestly say I loved this guy. He comes into my house and the first thing he does is greet my dogs.￼￼￼ The way to my heart isn’t my stomach, it’s my puppies. He had such a great energy from the second he walked in the door. He did his questions that he needed to do and then he wanted me to walk. After three I’m usually significantly down on the energy scale but yesterday I was having a good day.
I walked back-and-forth a few times. What I noticed was that my back was fully upright and my feet were making the steps not sliding along. He just met me so he doesn’t know that, but I knew that. For me, that was really significant. Especially that it was 3 o’clock in the afternoon. I once again give this all to the work that I do every single day with the MS gym. I really encourage people to check this out. Click on the link on my page. I am not affiliated with them, I’m not making any money, I just hundred percent believe in them. I’ve actually been standing up out of my wheelchair doing squats during the exercises.￼￼￼ i’ve noticed I sit up straight in my wheelchair because my core is so much stronger. I’m not saying I don’t have bad days, because you could read my blog I have a lot of them, but I also have different strength that I didn’t have. ￼I have been committed to the gyms programs daily and I work hard but I truly do see a difference.
The physical therapist was actually pretty surprised as well. 22+ years of MS over a year and a half in a wheelchair and I could still walk like that, that was quite impressive he said. Pat on the back, go me. Some of my focus points for therapy has to be flexibility. My muscles are so tight. This creates problems obviously for getting up moving around and every other aspect that I have with MS. He did some flexibility stretches and concurred I am extremely tight. Definitely need to work on that. Other issues will be getting up off the floor, getting out of bed, and transfers. He also wants me to start walking the halls for a longer distance. That’s the game plan and we’ll see where we go from there.
Physical therapy will be at 1:00 in the afternoon. I won’t stop doing the MS gym exercises in the morning but i won’t double them up as i do now. I’m actually looking forward to working with him. I really liked his energy, I think he’s got to be funny and I think he’s definitely going to listen to me of what my body needs. I think it’s going to be a good relationship.￼￼￼￼￼