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    The Site Administrator: Currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes,please contact my assistnt admins for forum issues Tom Stormcrowe's Avatar
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    Victory Is Mine! OT

    This is NOT a nonscale victory! I managed to transfer from the wheelchair to the walker UNDER MY OWN POWER! I did need balance assist and am still not allowed to try to solo transfer for safety reasons due to the left side paralysis, but I did it!

    Next victory, also not of the nonscale type, but still major....

    I transfer to assisted living Tuesday from skilled care. I'll be in that for a long time, depending on whether I make any more recovery, but assisted may be my peak. We shall see. It's still far better than skilled care rehab, though.
    on light duty due to illness; please contact my assistants for forum issues. They are Siu Blue Wind, or CbadRider or the other 3 star folk. I am currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes. I am making good progress, happily.


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    Me and the cat... Pamestique's Avatar
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    Actually as you are aware that is a good sign; that progress can be had; at least a step towards independence. I so appreciate you letting us know how things are going cause Tom, we all care for you.

    PS: are you in a place with a shared dinner room, someplace you can or others can take you for meals... always good stories to share from those places... some funny, some sad...
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    Any progress is good! Thanks for the update. We're all pulling for ya.
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    Every victory, small or large, is a positive step in a good direction. Keep at it.
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    Technically, shouldn't OT in FOO be about cycling?

    It's good to see you are moving forward and staying positive.

    Can you hang out with your little dog, after Tuesday? That would be a big win in my book, so here's hoping you can, for both of you.
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    Yay Tom! Will continue rooting for you over here.
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    I like Good News.

    Keep up the rehab.
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    Good news, Tom.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe View Post
    This is NOT a nonscale victory! I managed to transfer from the wheelchair to the walker UNDER MY OWN POWER! I did need balance assist and am still not allowed to try to solo transfer for safety reasons due to the left side paralysis, but I did it!

    Next victory, also not of the nonscale type, but still major....

    I transfer to assisted living Tuesday from skilled care. I'll be in that for a long time, depending on whether I make any more recovery, but assisted may be my peak. We shall see. It's still far better than skilled care rehab, though.

    Wonderful! Keep it up and give that assisted living place the boot too.

    Though as Pam points out above, it might not be so bad to have other folks around.
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    Good news. Keep it up.
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    Yay. So about that powered exoskeleton...
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    Keep on pushing forward Tom!
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