On Friday, Robb went on another outing. This time, he and his room mate, their occupational therapist, their physical therapist, and their recreational therapist all bundled off to the Arboretum at Golden Gate Park. Robb estimates that he walked between a quarter and a half a mile with his walker. He also got to disrupt traffic. He was crossing the street, and watching the "countdown" sign on the crosswalk. He got as far as the median strip, and the light turned against him. A motorcycle cop who had been waiting at the light stopped traffic motioned Robb to keep crossing. He and Robb chatted the whole time that Robb was crossing, and Robb got across the street just as the light was changing again. All the cars had to wait through another cycle to go through their light.
Robb had his usual series of therapies and extras. Since Robb has so little sensation on the bottoms of his feet, the accupuncturists were able to put needles into a very powerful spot that they are usually never able to access. Apparently, this is a horribly painful area on most people. Robb says this shot an electric jolt straight up his leg into his hip joint.
Robb and I live up two flights of stairs. That's forty four steps, including landings. He finally made his goal of walking up and down forty four step, using his cane. Wahoo!!!!