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Re: OT- just to share

Wonderful...I am also a big believer...both of us have been through
physical therapy and it WORKS!!!  I have seen what happens to those who
won't use it...

You sound as though you have been a good cheerleader and she's
responded...hope all continues to improve.

> [Original Message]
> From: Donna <gossiper@sbcglobal.net>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Date: 9/4/2006 9:55:03 AM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] OT- just to share
> Thanks everyone!
> Yes, I am a big believer in physical therapy. They know how to get you
> to use/strengthen certain muscles again without re-injuring yourself or
> doing too much too fast which can also have side effects. Of course the
> person has to be willing to work with them and not just show up and
> complain.
> In my mothers case, they came up with another way for her to actually be
> able to stand up from a sitting position. They used simple but effective
> ways of getting some movement out of her hands and shoulders in the
> beginning and gradually moved her into being able to eat on her own with
> a fork and knife. They have succeeded in getting her muscles back to
> being usable. She still has a long way to go, but has made great
> progress in the last month.
> Having gone thru physical therapy myself twice, I know it isn't easy.
> Without it, I probably couldn't walk today or use my left wrist...both
> of which the doctors told me I would be lucky to get 10 percent usage
> out of..... I made it to 80 percent and feel it was all due to great
> therapists and my determination. I am not perfect, but most people don't
> realize my limitations.
> Donna
> ----- Original Message ----
> From: Aplfgcnys@aol.com
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Sent: Monday, September 4, 2006 7:58:59 AM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] OT- just to share
> That's great news, Donna!  I know it's been a great worry and
> burden for you to have her be so incapacitated.  Do you feel
> that the physical therapy has helped?  I'll keep you both in
> my prayers.
> Auralie
> In a message dated 09/04/2006 7:40:23 AM Eastern Daylight Time, 
> gossiper@sbcglobal.net writes:
> As some of you know, my mother got ill back in March. After finding the
> right meds, a tad of prodding, and physical therapy, she actually came
> to my house for the first time since March. - entirely on her own!
> For those who don't know- we live in a subdivision both have ranch
> homes, lives next door to me, so the distance isn't great- but she did
> manage to walk here without any help.
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