Remarkable Recovery

June 18, 2009 at 9:08 pm

Well it has been a long time since I have posted. My mother has had an amazing road of recovery. She suddenly turned the corner after 3 mnths in ICU. She went on to a wonderful rehabilitation facility and as of friday has been able to walk using the parallel bars. Her pain is now only in her feet and legs. She has been reduced from the Plasmafleresi treatments to now once a month, then to be re-evaluated. She has taken herself off of all her pain meds, only to need it if she does too much in a day. All her bodily functions have also come back. She says she can easily live with the little hand tingling compared to what she has just been through. I find this amazing since the neurologist was skeptical that she would walk again at all. I think that because they said she wouldn’t walk again, she put her mind to proving everyone wrong. I continued to bring her only the feel good stories of hope, so that she could see that anything is possible. I kept telling her that positive thinking was the key, thanks to all of the advice in all of the posts from all of you. As soon as she realized that she was making progress, she suddenly poured on her determination. She was admitted to rehab May 24th, with only the ability to sit in a chair for 2 hours. Today we practiced transferring in and out of a car! Wow the power of the mind!!:)