Monday, December 20, 2010

IT'S ABOUT TIME!

Well I finally have some movement in a lower limb.  I can move my left leg. It is a very small movement but it is something, and I have to start somewhere. If my left leg is barely bent, I can move it straight. I have to admit I secretly practiced for a couple of days before I shared the news with anybody. It seems like sometimes I think I can do something but I would rather be sure before everybody gets overexcited. It is official though, it is me and I am moving it. My leg is still very weak, and I can only straighten it a couple times before the muscle fatigues completely. It will take a lot of short repetitions to build the strength up in my leg again. Hopefully, if I just keep at it one muscle at a time my leg will regain strength. It's pretty exciting, and now I feel I really have something to work with. Hopefully the progress will continue, and I won't complain if it's at a quicker pace this next year.

5 comments:

Tara said...

That is so exciting. Congratulations. Merry Christmas to you. I bet it's one of the best presents ever!

Collins family said...

YEAH!

Kyle and Tiffany said...

Hooray! That is awesome! I'm so excited for you, Steph!

Hailey said...

Awesome! So happy for you... that's a great way to bring in Christmas!

Tiffany said...

Good job! You look great sitting up in your Christmas pictures!