Dr. Pozzi granted me 6 physical therapy sessions. I'm going to ask for more. Bit by bit I'm getting better. But damn, it's frustrating. I have stretching exercises and toe exercises that I to every day. I can walk without my cane now, but I really have to concentrate on walking properly. Twice a week, I see my therapist. First she chants, "Toe DOWN! Toe DOWN!" as I walk to her station. Then she pulls out the
I get a foot rub after the ultrasound therapy, but it's not much fun either. And it should be. Foot rubs are (usually) nice.
Every visit brings a new exercise. At first it was just stretching and using my toes to scrunch up a towel. Believe it or not, this was difficult. On the second visit, she put a weight on the towel and I got to balance on a device that looks like a cross between a ball and a sit n spin. Again, this was actually difficult.
Yesterday, I had progressed to picking up marbles with my toes. I used to be able to pick up anything with my toes... pens, needles, superballs, you name it. Nowadays, picking up marbles is a triumph.
I'm very proud of me. I'm progressing pretty darned well, I think. It makes me happy.
Besides, I've always liked a challenge!