The other day I came across a blog post that was talking about insuance companies and how they only offer about 20 rehab visits for PT, OT and Speech Therapy which probably works out to $1,900.00/therapy. However, I came across an article that says that may be changing. You can check this out at Therapy Plateau No Longer Ends Coverage. It looks like the government is finally figuring it out that stroke survivors and other people with chronic conditions need more care than was previously given to maintain or progress from their disability. Way to go!
This week I took a rest from rehab. Every once in a while I need a break to catch up with life. So since Mary had the week off we did some shopping for our newly remodeled kitchen. We also got to babysit for our grandson Jon. That was great! since I got into the daily habit of rehab; I felt bad about missing my routine. But I needed the break.
So don't let life pass you by. Take a break every once in a while. And then pick up where you left off.
If you always do what you've always done,
you'll always get what you've always got.
Point: If you want to change the end result, you have to change the way you do things.
If you can't fly, then run
If you can't run, then walk
If you can't walk , then crawl
But whatever you do keep moving forward.
Point: No matter where you're going or how you get there keep moving forward.
Today I added a new page for you all to look at A Stroke Rehab Journey. Please have a look and give me feedback on what you think of the Powerpoint presentation. It would be much appreciated. Thanks!
Right now is the oldest you have ever been and the youngest you will ever be again
- ( Eleanor Roosevelt)
My mind does a strange thing to me all the time. It seems like I have a good part and a bad part. One part has a great attitude and the other has a negative attitude.Every time I accomplish something I try to praise the accomplishment, but then from somewhere in the back of my head this negative thought rears its ugly head and negates the positive thought.
I don't know why this happens but I guess it's caused by some psychological event in my past. I think I'll try to reverse the trend, by negating the bad thought. Maybe by doing this enough it will become a habit and my negative thoughts will go away.
Today I woke up happy, mostly because I woke up! But also because I woke up on the 20th anniversary of my heart attack! And I hope to be waking up for many, many more years. Plus
I woke up from my stroke. My heart attack was much easier to come back from by far. Diet and life-style changes are much easier than PT and OT any day! Has anyone experienced both a stroke and a heart attack out there? Maybe you could chime in and give us an idea of what your experience was.
I know I'd be interested. But don't go out and have a heart attack just so you can compare!!