Thursday, August 7, 2008
Let the therapy begin!
No pain no gain! I think that's the famous one-liner. Anyway, I will quickly find some truth in that one-liner as I observe and assist Heather down this road of rehabilitation and recovery. Today, it already began. The physical therapy team (Tim, Anne, and an intern) came in around 9:30am this morning to introduce the journey we are going to be embarking upon. They taught us the process of supporting the knee properly in and out of bed, on or off the couch, showering ideas, walking with the walker, and using a crutch properly up and down stairs. For the first round of therapy, I think it was a bit more than she could handle (and you can all imagine how intense that must have been given her threshold, tolerance and determination.). I think more than anything we have been through (not including the accident itself), it has been the hardest on me to watch my her struggle through the pain and discomfort and the effort required to do the smallest of things in the therapy. I do realize that is only Day 1 after surgery, but it is still difficult. Below are a few pics and a VIDEO!.