We started with a new OT (occupational therapist) who specialises in hands only, about a month and a half ago. She is wonderful and has given Colin new exercises, and a new splint to see if we can improve his right hand. First of all, she measured his range very precisely using a device that … [Read more…]
Maybe it is because I am getting old(er), but I am not happy that my language is changing simply because people consistently get it wrong. I don’t know that I understand it completely, but things like commas are added to make plurals, abbreviations are made incorrectly, and words are dropped because it is too difficult … [Read more…]
Today we walked down to the Fireblaze roadhouse, just for a trip outside the house.
A photo taken at the rehab amputee wing: Just goes to show that any of us can donate our organs and or skeleton to science fiction 🙂
Colin’s shoulders are stronger, but they still need a lot of work. Yesterday, we got to try a different manual chair. This one seems like it may be the one that works for him. Here you can see him pushing himself. A major achievement considering he could hardly move his right arm AT ALL just … [Read more…]
There is another “level” (see what I did there?) to spinal cord injury. No matter what level the spinal injury occurs, the injury can either be complete, or incomplete. A complete injury means the nerves are no longer connected above and below the injury. In an incomplete injury, some or all of the nerves are … [Read more…]
This is an article I came across written by Dana Brown Ritter, for The Mobility Resource that really gives some insight. huffingtonpost article For me, 3, 5, 6, and 8 are the big ones.
Growing up with two brothers, and practical and pragmatic parents, I learned from an early age that I could do anything my brothers could. I built my own treehouse, made a go-kart, played with dolls, and got muddy along with the rest of them. I learned I was in charge of my own destiny, and … [Read more…]