i had my second physical therapy session yesterday. not much to report, except that i have been using my cane wrong (as does hugh laurie on “house,” and the dad on frasier). it is supposed to be held in the hand opposite the “afflicted” leg, moving with the “afflicted”leg. i was holding it in the same hand as the a.l. i’ll try it the other way, the “right” way and see if it is better. being left-handed, and my a.l. is the right one, it might feel more natural. judy, the p.t., did a bunch of tests of balance and such, determined i am about halfway between ok and needing an assistive device to keep from falling over. nice to know. she gave me a bunch of stretches to do, which shouldn’t be too hard to manage.
then i’m going to the brace clinic in a few weeks, to see about fitting me with a leg brace, something that goes behind the calf and under the foot, see if that makes a difference walking.
physical therapy, cane, brace, maybe hand controls for the car, gee, you’d think i had some sort of disability or something….