Philippians 4:13 “I can do ALL things through Christ who strengthens me.”
My new toy!
On the way back down to BARWIS! (Sorry that my pictures are sideways!!)
I want to make sure God gets the glory here, not me. I never want anyone to think that one day I will walk because of all my hard work and therapists. It does and will take a lot of hard work from me, and God does use therapists, but God gets all of the credit. In my own power, even with all the hard work in the world, I cannot do this without God’s power. God gets the glory. (Picture has nothing to do with anything. It just cracks me up.)
(Reposted from Facebook but current)
Update time: I have my first visit via video call with BARWIS Thursday. My faith is not in BARWIS though, let’s make this clear. 🙂 I am working on getting stronger in certain muscles and making the mind body connections. (About 4-5 hours most days!!)
I don’t have feeling on the right side of my body right now, so I use something called a PEMF (Pulsed Electro Magnetic Frequency) mat. I lay on it 2-3 times a day to recover and regain feeling (look them up, it’s cool). My feeling in certain muscles has started coming back but for some reason fades between treatments.
I am also working on standing, standing up and walking. I used to walk with a cane (and someone holding on), but the BARWIS lady thinks I’m strong enough without it. I’m a little freaked out walking this way, but keep working!
1. PEMF therapy would have lasting results! That I would regain feeling in the right side of my body!
2. That my brain and body (especially hips) would calm down and work like they should when walking. 🙂
(You get a picture of gimpy because I have no other therapy pictures. This is my right hand, as far as it will open. We call my hand gimpy.)
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Praise God! It was an extremely good appointment. The therapist really explained how the muscles work together, etc. We’ll officially be part of the program. This will entail working a lot on exercises based on the evaluation and what I need to strengthen. We will have video calls as often as we want, probably 1-2x week. And I’ll probably be back to Boca Raton several more times. She gave a lot of helpful pointers and was very impressed with all my muscles firing (shout out to all my past therapists!!). I am so excited for the first time about walking. It’s going to take blood, sweat and tears. (Maybe not, hopefully not, blood) I’m ready to do this. Thank you for the prayers and thank you God!