This morning was my second to last rehab hydro session with CHG.
Was a great session and the supervising Physio was a great help.
I’ve gone from virtually being unable to walk (using crutches to get around) when I first started to comfortably walking now.
My Hydro rehab program was really hard to do to begin with, now every time we have to make it harder.
There are far too many people that know me as “oh yeah Pilko, that guy on crutches” and I’m slowly but surely turning that around.
I got a copy of a functional assessment I did in early June and out of a possible score of 80 I scored 9. The assessment makes your rate your ability as “Extreme difficulty or unable to perform activity, quite a bit of difficulty, moderate difficulty, a little bit of difficulty or no difficulty” with a weighting of 0 to 4. At the time most of my answers weighted at 0 or 1 with only 2 “2s”
I’m yet to sit down and re-take it, but I’ve come along away in what is a month.
What really was cool today and it’s never lost on me is the reaction to people who know where I’ve come from it really is the “wow” factor.
As I said to someone today, I’m not running yet, but my injury basically crippled me and while I’ve still got a lot of hard work ahead, it’s so satisfying to know I’ve made solid progress.
While the CHG sessions have been good, I associate the place with post op rehab and I’m ready to move on. It’s also impacting on my work as I have to start late at work and make up time.
So now I’ve got my SA Aquatic membership I can continue my Hydro Program myself unassisted.