In “the rack” for therapy in our camper
Since my discharge from neuro rehab therapy in May, Husband Walter and I have been working hard on keeping up with my stroke-recovery therapy sans professional therapists, and that includes travel days.
As a result Hubby does a lot of extra work when we travel, hauling my DynaSplints out of our van and back again for single night stays. For our July camping in the Great Smokies Mountains National Park, the splints stayed handy in our pop-up camper. I spent more than two hours a day lying down with the therapeutic splints stretching first shoulder, then elbow, and finally wrist and fingers. All the parts subject to the splints are on my left "bad" side that is weakened and curled up from spasticity as a result of my 2011 stroke.
The time spent in the splints could be frustrating, especially as it limits interaction with active grandchildren, but I am learning to give thanks in all circumstances. In this circumstance I was thankful for
- a low bed in our camper that is easy for me to navigate and so-o-o-o comfy;
- the camper windows that are situated just right for watching grandkid action and natural scenery from my bed;
A window to nature’s décor in the campsite awaiting arrival of our Georgia tribe
Enjoying kids’ and parents’ arrival
- my Kindle, which I can use with one hand and easily read while prone;
- the natural air conditioning of cool mountain breezes;
- a husband who straps me into the splints and gets me out of them then brews me a cup of tea by a comforting campfire when I’ve done my time in the final splint.