Monday, August 20, 2012

Is It Too Late For Physical Therapy?

During a spirited game of "Tag", I tried to grab my boyfriend's foot with my right hand before he pulled it away and could not. I was just too slow. I tried this several times and my right hand just wasn't fast enough to catch his foot. I tried one time with my left hand and was able to catch it. This made me realize even more that I should have done Physical Therapy for the right side of my body. It was definitely a wake up call to see that my right side isn't as fast and strong as I thought. I was in shock for a minute and then wondered if I was still a candidate for Physical Therapy.

If you recall, I refused Physio when I was in the hospital still under the impression that nothing was wrong with me. I now realize that I was stupid and just reacting to my situation. If I do decide to go to treatment, is there even a possibility that it will do me some good at this point almost 2 years since the stroke? Is it a mental ailment or a physical one? Mmmm.


  1. It's never too late for physical therapy! You don't have natural recovery anymore, but you can still make progress by working on task specific things. It will be hard work and will not come easily, but I feel I made most progress after 2 years, because before that I was also in denial and unfortunately I was in a rehab facility that only focused on acceptance and not recovery. They gave me this ugly ankle-foot-orthosis to walk. When I left that rehab I found a great therapist who understood I wanted to recover as much as possible.

  2. That's one sweet game, Eljon! You just made me miss my boyfriend. :P I'm glad that you heeded your physical therapist's advice. Just continue to do so, okay? Sooner or later, you'll get through this. By the way, are you taking herbs or vitamin supplements? If so then, I think your physical therapist should know about this, if you haven’t done so already. :)

    Candy Rowe

  3. I am definitely taking Vitamins and all that jazz. Will let the therapist know. Thanks!

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