Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Back to Stroke Therapy
As of August 8, I am getting PT and OT again after over two years of no therapy.
At least twice a week, I go to an outpatient therapy center at one of the hospitals here. This particular center is relatively new and trying to make a name for itself.
I'm working hard and hoping for some real progress so that we can get rid of the potty chair in the living room.
MetroAccess paratransit service to take me on my scooter. The round trip costs about $20 for each trip. That's on top of the $40 cost of each therapy session. Oh, well. You get what you pay for!
Also, I have to leave the house way ahead of my therapy appointment time to get to my therapy sessions on time. If I'm really early getting there, I hit the cafeteria. Sometimes, I leave the house around 1:00 P.M. and don't get home until 7:00 P.M. But all that time with me away from home gives Mrs. AOW a break. She deserves one!
If I make enough progress, I will get stroke therapy for more than just the month of August. I must be doing okay because the therapy center is already talking about the September schedule.
I feel a lot better about life now that I'm getting some help with learning new skills for how to cope better. I've already learned several valuable tricks to make life better.
I'm sick of being a burden.