Although I still havn't figured out why I am getting dizzy with hot and cold flashes I went to my first physical therapy appt today. I was very happy with the therapist and the place that was chosen. I have had some baaaad physical therapists in the past so I was very happy. I now have a better idea of where my body is, what things need to be worked on here in the present to get the process started. I didnt leave there in pain, but did feel that the exercises are beneficial. I was a bit nervous since it has only been three weeks but I feel like finally something is going to give me my independence back (I know patience still very important and there is a lot of work to be done). But having the knowledge of where I am and where I need to get to lifted my spirits actually. I thought it might set me up for the feeling of defeat but actually I felt the opposite.
My therapist is great and takes things at my pace which helps me gain his trust. Like I said Ive had some bad ones in the past. He kept the session light hearted which always helps.
Right now we are focusing on my legs alot as well as my foot that used to suffer from drop foot. We really are not doing much with the back just yet, its not ready for a whole lot. But he says we can start with a good base and work the legs to begin. I will be in physical therapy starting out at three times a week! I know what I am working towards, and I know where I am at now. So from yesterday to today, as one day at a time goes so far today has given me hope again. Just wanted to share since I was so lost yesterday. Cross your fingers, pray or whatever you do that this dizziness and vertigo goes away soon. >:D<
Did you all know that holding ten pounds out in front of you with arms at full extention puts nearly 100 pounds of pressure on your back...thats insane!