After a morning of meetings and an afternoon of desk work I got out of the seats and headed to the physical therapist, where I had a good workout. I have fairly good stamina, can pedal the reclining bike fine, and do the toe raises on the trampoline. The real struggle comes when I try to do moves that involve my right foot, like trying to balance on one foot, or trying to roll the disk they have me stand on by using my ankle. They keep urging patience, and I have to take small steps and work at it consistently to reach higher goals. The therapist taught me stretching and strengthening exercises I need to work on at home.
I feel funny taking time off work because I imagined by now I’d be as good as normal. But some of these simple exercises remind me that I’m not fully recovered. I need to make the time and put in the time and effort that it takes to heal.
Our Jr. High girls hosted Todd County in the first home Volleyball match of the season. Our 6th 7th and 8th grade teams all swept their matches. During the games I sat in the stands where kids plopped down for a few minutes to tell me about their activities. In between games I helped out at the concession stand. The staff appreciates the help, but mostly it’s a nice way to see people.