The Physio clinic I have chosen has a state of the art under water treadmill. It was the first of its kind in Ontario and one of the few in North America in a rehab centre. They are starting to pop up in other places now.
I heard about this from a friend's daughter, who was working there this summer as part of her university program. Jenna had talked about this under water treadmill and the wheels were put into motion. I knew from my spinal rehab that the therapy tempered water was crucial to my recovery, and the treadmill had kept me walking and strong. The idea of the two combined excited me because it meant I could get the benefits of both in one session instead of two.
When I talked to Dr.Fehlings about the clinic he said it was brilliant, and gave me approval to get the referral started.
I wasn't disappointed when I met the physiotherapist and saw the facilities; they have done an excellent job. After a thorough assessment it was agreed to start only with the treadmill until I see Dr. Fehlings again, then I will work on all other areas. I left there ready to get going;excited about my outpatient rehab.
We then headed to see Dr.Shaw. Everything looked good so out came the last of the staples. I'm ready to have the healing and bone growth begin. I am in good hands and good spirits, right where I need to be.
Once again friends came through for dinner. This time it an was Italian theme. The first night Jim and Julie made a spaghetti supper for us and the second night it was lasagna compliments of David and Margie. These are the kind of people who have been in our lives so long they feel like family. We have watched each other's children grow, and cheered them on though their ups and downs.
This welcome home has been wonderful, and we have appreciated the company more than they know. It has been a long haul getting through this but we have had some great people lifting us up.
Today my sister arrives from Newfoundland and it will be a welcome break for Barry and a great help for me. We are so fortunate to have people around us who really get it.
Despite this being a bad day in terms of my energy and mobility I'm not down because I have so much to be grateful for.
Tomorrow is another day.