Today, Jamie’s primary physical therapist came in around 3 and stated, “Jamie, I’m looking for a milestone today”. Jamie snorted, gave her his classic side-eyed sarcastic look, grabbed his quad cane, stood up on his own and proceeded to walk right out his room with her on his arm, in deep, solid unbroken concentration for a total of 150 feet!
Not only was this an incredible feat of sheer will, but it was also extraordinary because his knee muscles only began to activate last Monday, making it extra-extra amazing. In fact, we were all stopped in our tracks as Jamie made his lap around the acute rehab patient floor, the entire staff looking on slack jawed in disbelief. Let me tell you, he really tore the roof off!
Then, just to be all cute about it, Jamie went an extra 50 feet without the leg brace that he wears to support his knee and ankle!
Um… like, wow!
All the while, Jamie’s therapist stressed the importance of not glancing down to watch the foot move – instead, stand up straight with eyes forward, shoulders back, allowing the leg, mind and reflexes to do what the brain has trained them to do for an entire life time. In other words, get into the groove, use the force, just feel it, trust your body, trust your instincts and go for it.
Let’s all stand up and celebrate Jamie’s milestone! Woot! Congratulations Jamie! You are one extraordinary guy!!!
Funk on baby!
Love, love and more love,
Groove is in the heart:
Bootsy Collins funk jam, hell yeah! Woot!!!