Okay, now sit down again.
Now think about it.
How did you do that? What muscles did you use, and in what order? Now, consider this. If you couldn't feel or control the muscles in the backs of your legs, how would you manage it? What if you couldn't feel your feet or backside, and if your balance was terrible?
The other night at dinner, Robb and I were talking about how he no longer needs me to help him by pushing in or pulling out his chair. Unless he is very, very, very tired he can get off the couch without assistance.
This is such a huge improvement over how things were when he first came home. At that time, Robb was just learning how to manage with his new levels of ability. He had to break simple activities down into "bite sized pieces." He never did anything as simple as "sitting down" or "standing up." No. He had to learn what the therapists called the sit-to-stand transfer.
Friday, September 29, 2006