Oh how I would love to say my FIRST day was a huge success---not the case for this gal. One obvious reason is 18 years of Pain--hard to know where to start, but my Therapist suggested Gentle Stretching---I rolled my eyes to give her a look that said "Are you SERIOUS?" Stepping slowly toward me- she gave a look and said clearly "YES" and I knew--time to work.
My leg was throbbing, back was hurting--thank goodness my Task Master was keeping a very close eye on me, as she reminded me "See if you can keep that Leg straight" as I collapsed from exhaustion! My eyes were searching the room to find another person who might be struggling like me. I noticed another man working hard---stretching, weights-geez, I just had to find out what brought him to Physical Therapy.
"So, what are you in here for?" He gave me a look--I could feel warning bells going off as he slowly said "Oh I had a Stroke!" I managed a weak "Oh" and that was it! I wanted to hide under the table~~~so I could quickly
OPEN MOUTH & INSERT FOOT!!!!!
Hanging in---Holding on---Looking UP....