Of course, Bob did not want to do this, as he still insists his foot "hurts".
The pain in his toes is baffling both the foot surgeon and the pain management doc. The foot surgeon says "it should be feeling better by now" and suggests maybe Bob's got some kind of nerve pain going on. The pain management doctor thinks that Bob is "fixated" on the pain, that because of his brain damage, he has "nothing else to occupy his mind" and therefore becomes "fixed" on his foot and the pain sensation which only makes it worse....
|Bob & PT, first time on his feet in six months!|
I don't know which doctor is right. But I figured, it was time to try to get him back on his feet.
|"Tucking in his tush"|
Yesterday, the PT was here and I rolled Bob into the hallway by the rail. When Bob realized where we were headed, he said, "NO WAY!" and I had to stop and remind him of our deal.
Then he said, "I'll try." But I could tell he was not really into it.
Then, lo and behold, he managed to stand up on the first try!
Both the PT and I were very impressed, because we both thought he would not do so well. I mean, it has been over six months!
The PT said, she really didn't have to help him up. "It was all Bob!" Though she did have to help him "tuck in his tush", so he wouldn't fall backward into the chair...
|If looks could kill... but he did it!|
Of course, he refused to try to take a step. But he did do a sit-to-stand three times!
Although he was not a happy camper and complained all through it. Which lead the PT to remark, "Well, Bob, you certainly are speaking better today!"
All in all, I am one proud wife!