Monday, July 26, 2010

Right Arm Restored

Friday night my right arm decided to come back to action :-) It is still clumsy but I definitely have a lot more range of motion and can actually maneuver it well. I am naturally left handed and tend to be clumsy with my right hand as it is. However, my physical therapist told me that I should eat with my right hand and do as much as I could with my right hand to stimulate the brain/arm connection. I'm thinking that's what did it.

Now I'm just waiting for the ankle to come back to life. BTW, I'm walking without the cane AND the brace. I walk with a bit of a limp but at the rate I am healing I have 100% faith that these things will restore as well. Plus I need to be able to drive! I have no side to side ankle movement. Up and down ankle movement is improving everyday. I can't wiggle my toes either but being so far from the brain these things are the LAST to come to life.

Monday, July 19, 2010

I'm Back from the Dead

Phew! Glad I made it out of that one! 7 hour brain surgery followed by vomiting all over myself in NICU through the night. Followed by RAGE at my right side being paralyzed. I came out of surgery pale as a ghost and speaking Spanish and French. About a week later I was sent to JFK Rehab in Edison, NJ to learn how to walk again. Let me tell you it has been HELL but I am so freakin happy to be alive! You get out of Physical Therapy what you put into it. 25 days ago I could not move my R side at all. Now, I am back at my sisters walking around with a leg brace and a cane. I am expected to make a 100% recovery. I get stronger everyday. My stuff has been moved into my condo courtesy of Bizzy, Rosie and friends. I am very optimistic about the future.