It looks like I'm graduating from pt for real this time. I've made enough progress that, unless we find something really wrong today will be my last visit. I am excited, on one hand, that I've made this progress. Pain is still a huge issue, and RSD flare up don't appear to be a passing phase, but I'm stronger. I don't know how to tell you how exciting it is when I step off a bus or curb or run into something and my ankle doesn't give!
I am excited that I can see progress, and that I have a program to follow for continuing that progress. This is exciting. My hope is that if I have to live with this pain, maybe I can try to continue working and at least grow stronger. Strength can't make up for the pain, but it can maybe help me function.
It's exciting to remember how little function I had after surgery, and how much I have now.
The sad part is I like my physical therapist, and I will miss her. She made things fun, and it was more like working out with a friend at the gym than how I've experienced pt in the past. I will miss discussing things with her.
However, if I don't get ready, I won't make it to the appointment. Wishing y'all a happy Friday.