Tackling My “To Do” List
I began tackling my to do list as recommended by my neurologist. Let my full time job, I mean journey, continue! 🙂
Off to PT for my eval. I’ve been a patient here, as needed, for nearly four years. My physical therapist does an awesome job providing me with education, recommendations for appropriate exercises and tools, while encouraging me every step of the way. What I love about my PT is she specializes in Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease physical therapy. She truly understands what I’m facing.
First, my BalanceWear Vest. My balance has been really off lately and as suspected, I needed weight adjustments. I always crack up when my PT says, “time to push you around!” 🙂 This technique is used to help identify your balance deficits. Sure enough, some weights were moved throughout my vest with the addition of more. I smiled as I zipped up my vest. I felt stable and grounded again! Success!
The rest of my eval revealed weakness of the right side. I wasn’t surprised with these findings but was anxious to learn about specific exercises. I’m a huge proponet to be as strong as I can be. I’ve learned and valued the importance of strength before a relapse, illness, etc., appear. Don’t know about you, but when these examples happen, it literally depletes my muscles. Our game plan is to attend PT two times a week for two months. Hard work, yes, but so worth it! Trying to stay one step ahead.
One of the biggest benefits to my PT are the wonderful therapy dogs and their owners. These furry friends (nearly 40 strong) bring smiles and brighten the day of all patients! Simple pleasures of life!
As the weekend approaches, it is my hope and prayer that you are surround with your simple pleasures of life, doing what brings you joy while being the very best you can be too!
“Count Your Blessings”