Wednesday, October 3, 2012


Elaine had a great day at therapy today. Diane said that her shoulder was much better today. Her flexibility continues to improve. They worked on her walking as well. It is incredible and humbling to watch Elaine literally learn to walk again. There are a number of factors that have caused her hitch, including habit, tightness in her hip, the lack of mobility in her left foot, and just general stiffness in her left leg. It makes her walk almost like a robot. It is continuing to improve though and she is confident with all the hard work Elaine is doing, she will walk "normally" again. As Elaine continues to ride the bike, it will also help loosen up her leg and get her knee in the habit of bending again. Elaine also did some pilates. She moved on to some more advanced exercises (one of Elaine's favorite words). She also showed much better leg control today. She was doing some one-legged exercises on the reformer as well. Staci was very impressed!

After Elaine's therapy session, Cindi came to pick her up for some lunch, shopping, and hair appointments. They had a wonderful time and lots of laughs. Elaine arrived at home to be greeted by her sister Vangie. She is in town through Sunday to visit with Elaine. Fred is going out of town for a few days, and we hope he relaxes and enjoys!

Elaine was tired after her busy day. They had dinner at home and watched the debate! She is gearing up for another day!

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