Monday, April 21, 2008

Current Conditions

  • Right Leg 75 % weight bearing, still very weak lift motion
  • Standing on my one leg in Parallel bars 5 ½ minuets
  • Right knee 90 degree range of motion
  • Right foot, no dorsa-flex, maybe by Thanksgiving 2009.
  • Left ring finger has blown or severed tendon. Left hand would have to be immobile for 6-12 week after surgery. Can’t do that now, Maybe in a year or two.
  • Left leg measurements taken last Friday, sleeve fitted
  • New C-leg fitted this Friday
  • I can now Transfer into the front seat of a Car
  • Home will be evaluated Thursday by Assist Utah for modification to be made so I can function there.

Friday, April 11, 2008

Life in Physical Therapy

You want me to do what? Stand on my only remaining leg for 3 minutes? It has been dormant for almost 3 months.

Hey, I can actually do this.

I made it for three minutes. Tomorrow we go for 4.

Kevin works on restoring range of motion to my foot.

Time to have my back treatment of electrical stimulation with heat,. Add my mp3 player and some fine tunes. This is a great way to end my session.

Sunday, April 6, 2008

My Family comes to visit- (Pictures span from Febuary to March)

My home away from home, but where's my family. Proceed downward to see them.

Mary- my youngest child, and my joy!

My kids still at home.
My three youngest.
Wife and son.

Sharing Sunday dinner at my Rehab room.

We made some great Potato soup.

Its great to have my family visit (and bring dinner) on Sunday.

My family who still live at home, plus my Mom from Oregon.

My youngest son, Jacob

Jacob after his haircut.

My oldest daughter and grand daughter, visit me from Detroit.

My wife takes me for a walk.

The view from outside the Rehab Center.
My smiling wife resting after she pushed me around.

Aaaaahh...... Sunset.

My oldest sister Laurie came all the way from Portland just to see me and support me. I can't hold back my joyous emotions that she would come all this way to be here for me.

I was finally OK'd to have thick liquid and pure-e'd food. My sister provides my first food---a chocolate shake.

My caring Mom.
Mom, Dughter and son. Note my left hand ring finger is torqued and out sync. I go to the doctor in 10 days ti fix it. The tendon poped out of its groove.

My mom fly out from Oregon and took care of me for 2 1/2 weeks.

My father-in-law.

Wife and grand daughter.
Brother-in-law Grant, Hollie and family.

Nephew Thomas Orrock and new wife Adriene

Brother-in-law James, Leana and family.

My Daughters friend Nathan McEuen gave a personal concert.

Son-in-law Taylor and me.
A father could not ask for a better son in law.