|Jun 26 2010|
I left this as a post somewhere too so some of you may be reading it twice.
Recently, I had to special order a scooter from a company in Florida to get around Disney World and theparks there.
It was a bit of a pain in that the battery didn't last long and you had to keep recharging it some place in the park all day and walk for awhile, but I couldn't have even gone without it.
Most people who saw me get off the scooter thought by the look on their face that I was fine and why did I need one. That was rather insulting because they don't know what's going on for me.
They don't realize I can't walk more than 20-30 feet without falling over or stopping to sit down for 15 minutes.
Anyway, glad we did what we did because we ended up having a super time. My husband has a bad knee so we often road one cheek on, one cheek off on the scooter and were careful to balance correctly.
We just made the weight limit with both of us on there. That's one of the reasons the battery kept dying on us.
One other thing, Todd's Physical Therapist, who is also mine, told him that he's almost done with his P.T. and he's not better yet. He has to strengthen one side of one knee and needs time to do it.
He mentioned this to the Physical Therapist and the guy just said, I've done all I can to help you. There's nothing left to do here. Maybe the Orthopedist will recommend something else.
This baffled me because he's strengthened the other three sides of his knees with the exercises that he does there, not with the P.T. I feel they are kicking him out to early.
I'm also waiting to find out I'm next. I'm trying to get P.T. for my feet and I'm nowhere near better. I admit, I have a hard time sticking to going 3X a week. But I'd like the chance.
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