Friday, February 12, 2010
The Next Chapter...
Once Cindy has her stitches and staples removed (2/22), she will begin the next chapter in her life...walking again.
Our daughter-in-law, Katie, Cindy and I visited the location where Cindy will have her prosthesis fitted and where she will do her physical therapy to learn how to walk with her new leg.
Pictured is Karen, who will work with Cindy. She is an amazingly nice person and has had a prosthesis since she was 13. The place makes you feel very welcome and warm...and encouraged. Pictures adorn their walls of patients that are missing limbs. Each is competing in a physical activity...which includes surfing, running, biking...and even pitching a baseball game with an artificial leg! Karen (above) just came back from a ski trip with her two daughters. In other words, there is nothing that a person with a prosthesis can't do if they set their mind to it.
Cindy is scheduled to begin working with them very soon...she is healing that quickly!
I'll update the blog again as we begin the new journey toward Cindy's first steps.