Physical Therapy is HARD WORK! I don’t care what age you are – it is a challenging task. I watch my Mother struggle with it. Her physical therapist comes; puts her knee brace on; puts her gate belt on; gets her walker – and up she goes. In the beginning my Mother could only take a few steps. Then a few more. Then a few more. She is now up to 130 steps. As I listen to the “clank-clank” of the walker, the heavy breathing with every step, her talking to herself “You can do this Jackie!” – she continues taking one step at a time down the hallway, into the kitchen, into the living room and back to her room.
I never thought I’d hear her say – “Let’s go around again – I think I can do it.” As I hold back the tears stinging my eyes, the joy overwhelms me as I silently pray that she will be able to complete it. And she does.
The mind is a powerful thing. Believe in yourself. You can do it.