Friday, June 11, 2010

End of Week One

Friday is always physical therapy and spinal injection day. Not much to tell you about the 2nd injection - 30 minutes at the clinic, spinal injection, and 4 hours lying flat on your back. Hard to make that very interesting. I am thankful for the Ipod that Clark gave me - I've already finished two audiobooks and have 3 or 4 more for the days coming.

It was my first day of physical therapy, so it was mostly an evaluation day. They wanted to see what areas needed the most attention. They quickly could see my legs didn't work well and my balance was bad - left leg is worse than my right. So I assume they will be working on those areas over the next 3 weeks as I will have PT every day during that time.

In Costa Rica most of the patients stayed at the same hotel, so there seemed to be some bonding there. Here we stay in different places so you only see each other as you come and go from the clinic or PT. I would like to know more people's story, but it's not real easy. We have met several people - Janice from Texas (MS), Dana from Louisiana (MS), Julie from Minnesota (MS), and a sweet lady from Texas (eye disease that is taking her vision) and her sister from Wisconsin.

To these ladies and to Steve, I wish the best and pray for God to work through these treatments to give them improvement. Even small increments of improvement generate hope and enthusiasm. We all need Jericho's - those small victories in the face of troubled times.

Hasta manana!


  1. Sam, I finally figured out how to post a comment. I have so enjoyed keeping up with your journey and I am praying for your renewed strength and health. Keep the faith. We love you and Kathy and will continue to pray daily for both of you.
    Sandra and Wayne

  2. Hey Sam,
    We love keeping up with you through your blog. Our thoughts and prayers are with you on this journey!
    Love, Cassie and Mike