Thursday, October 14, 2010

19 Steps

I've made great progress since my hospital stair-climbing meltdown. Thanks to the help of a top-notch physical therapist, I'm now going up and down the staircase with confidence and ease. Here's a video of the technique.

And, of course, I had real motivation to make the climb: my own bed and a hot shower. Gives new meaning to bed, bath and beyond.

11 comments:

nancy said...

Good for you for making such progress! Glad you still have your sense of humor too!

Jean Spitzer said...

Nothing like an injury to make you count the steps you take. This is amazing progress.

Petrea said...

Are you home? I sure hope so. Just take it easy, Jill Bojangles Robinson.

Ann said...

You are superwoman!

Idelle Davidson said...

Bed, bath and beyond, ha!

I remember watching this when I was a little girl. I loved Shirley Temple! So glad you're tapping your way back!

Nelle said...

There is nothing that feels better when arriving home after a hospital stay than YOUR bed and a long, hot shower. Glad to know you are rocking the stairs. :)

Ronni Gordon said...

Love the video. Big smile.

Glad you're home.

I remember my fear of the stairs when I was in the hospital learning how to walk again. I could not believe how hard it was.

You'll be back in no time. Just save tap-dancing for the future.

Nancy said...

susan, you are a crack up. I just love your sense of humor. Loved the video.... It wasn't what I was expecting so it had me laughing.... hard! I thought I'd see you struggling gingerly up each step... no.... Glad you are doing better. Keep up the good work and definitely your sense of humor. love ya lots, nancy sak

WendeeB said...

as a physical therapist I'm glad to see that "we" were of help to you. Yes, your own bed and hot shower are VERY motivating :) I hope you have all the modifications done to your home that you need to be successful, if any. If not your OT can help with that too.

Barbara Roth said...

I hope your hip mends quickly. I appreciate your honesty about your fear of wheelchairs. From my observations alot of people fear wheelchairs. My mom hated having to get one, thats why she chose that scooter instead. Let me know if I can do anything to help, I am not that far away anymore

Jeanne said...

Susan--will you demonstrate next time I see you? I'm still having trouble on my front steps, which are concrete. Ouch!