Sunday, March 30, 2014

Back to stroke therapy

My neurologist has ordered an evaluation session tomorrow. She noticed some small but definite improvements in my condition since she saw me 6 months ago.

Also, she was upbeat about my graduation.

If Medicare approves the treatment plan, I will be getting a month of therapy twice a week.

Now that we have the van with the ramp, I won't have to spend $20-$60 a week for MetroAccess service - not a free service although most think that it is.  Twice a week, Mrs. AOW will drop me off for therapy, then pick me up a few hours later.

I'm looking forward to getting more therapy!  No pain, no gain!

12 comments:

Will MFS said...

That's great news, hope medicare does approve it.

Yes you're right no pain, no gain , although it gets harder with the years.

mohave rat said...

kick ass and take names old friend!

Duckys here said...

I assume this is all positive.

Haven't heard anything about Mrs. AOW's vision recently but I assume that has also gone well.

Kid said...

Great Luck !

Mr. AOW said...

I'm hoping that I can get enough therapy to teach me to lift my left leg from the knee -- if that is possible. Not sure that it is, but I'll give it a go. Bionetics may help.

Mrs. AOW's vision varies from day to day, and she still has some eye pain. But not all the time! Her eyesight isn't normal, but what she's got beats the hell out of blindness. She can read with that left eye, which is a good sign.

Her left sinuses are still a problem, and she thinks that the problem is some kind of blockage of the tear ducts. Sg=he blows that side of her nose all the damn time! Damage to tear ducts is one of the complications of surgery for detached retina.

Mr. AOW said...

Mohave,
I always kick ass!

Mr. AOW said...

Will,
Congress may have passed something over the weekend to help with the Medicare cap.

Mr. AOW said...

Kid,
I need all the good luck that I can get!

Always On Watch said...

Mr. AOW had an excellent therapy session yesterday. Our being able not to have to use MetroAccess for transporting him to the therapy center is a great convenience and a money saver. Every round trip on MetroAccess costs about $20.

We know how good the therapy session was because Mr. AOW was exhausted and slept the rest of the day (and all night long). He was even too tired to eat dinner!

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Ouch ... go get em tiger!

Speedy G said...

A month every week? That's 8-10x as much! Good luck!

Always On Watch said...

I've never seen Mr. AOW so exhausted after therapy sessions. He sleeps for at least 24 hours -- and even skips meals. Mr. AOW's skipping of meals is aberrant behavior for him.