Let’s get a few thing straightened out. Everything may not be totally clear.
I have three therapists at Pathways, which is a part of the Shepherd Center, where I do my outpatient therapy.
- Physical therapy – done by Beth, this deals with my walking, transferring, lower extremities, getting up when I fall, pool exercise and stuff like that
- Occupational therapy – done by Ruth-Ann, this deals with upper body, my arm, things I can do around the house, cooking, my glasses, and more of that
- Speech therapy – done by Jean-Marie, speech, obviously, facial changes, eating, language, cognitive, and all that jazz
Now, that work is done in Atlanta. I used to go every day for hours, but thanks to Mr. Insurance I’m only going there once a month to show change, progress, and have them change up my home routine.
I go to Dr. Pain twice every week. Actually, he’s called the Running Doctor, but what he does cases me a LOT of pain. He applies sport medicine techniques to train my muscles. I’ve told him that unless I tell him to stop, he’s supposed to keep going. It hurts, I cry, I don’t tell him to stop. When I came home from the hospital in February, my arm didn’t move.
I flushed a toilet. That’s a big deal. So, I don’t say stop.
I could tell you about a dozen other people, but then I start tp forget people and this gets long.
I don’t do long.
I have a hand cramp as it is.
All I can say is that without these people I wouldn’t be making the steps I’ve made.
The steps I’m going to make.