May 31, 2013 was my final therapy session, maybe for a while, maybe for good. But I hope that I can return to therapy once policy changes are clarified.
In the meantime I have reason to be hopeful that my progress will continue. Improvements are minute and slow in developing but any progress is encouraging.
My creative and inspiring occupational therapist Amy assigned a set of exercises for me. I am convinced that with the help of my husband, friends and a loving God who has been with me throughout this journey, I will continue to do my part to strengthen my stroke-impaired left shoulder, arm and hand.
During my final sessions before discharge, Amy fulfilled my request to “put me through my paces” and correct anything I was doing wrong in the exercises that she assigned me. I do have difficulty remembering the precise routines. Getting them right is important. Every single facet of each exercise she gives me targets a specific limitation or set of deficiencies that I have.
In addition to the exercises, I have three different splints
That doesn’t mean I do every one of the splints and exercises every day. Logistics of activities on the home front can make consistency difficult to maintain.
Life can certainly be distracting.