Friday, December 11, 2009

More Water Therapy and a little Occupational Therapy

Today's aqua therapy was just as pleasant as yesterday's. The therapist equipped Mike with a life vest (collar) and let him lie back and float. He was able to exercise his legs and was so very relaxed and comfortable. He walked very freely again. Any of you out there with a pool, might expect a visit from us this next summer! Mike started occupational therapy today as well. We will try to get some use out of that left hand...

A good friend from Illinois visited today. It was such a joy to see her and partake of some of the goodies she shared with us. Mike and I commented tonight that we are so grateful for the good, good friends we have. Each of you make our lives simpler and more fullfilling. Hope you enjoy the picture of Mike standing in the water as much as we love sharing it with you!


  1. Can Mike bring friends to share therapy? Floating in a pool sounds heavenly (even if it is indoors in Muncie in winter). I might show up one day in my bathing suit. . . .

    Thanks for your posts. We enjoy reading each one and think of you often.

    Love - Charlotte and Dave

  2. What wonderful news and then to see Mike working in the water! We can never underestimate all the wonderful ways the medical teams can help us...water is so soothing and relaxing for the body and certainly something we take for granted in our lives.
    Keep up the great work is so nice to see you up and out! I can only imagine how hard you have to work at getting up and out But we all know the strength and courage you face each day with.
    Nancy, take a few minutes for yourself, relax and enjoy this time with has been a long journey thus far and you too deserve some good therapy right now!!

    So proud of both of you!!

    Hugs and Love,

  3. Ole for the agua!! So healing....Mike will be ready for pool visits this summer FOR SURE. If he needs a "float mate", let me know!


  4. Thanks for lifting my spirits with your good humor, stories and friendship! I treasure you both!
    Good luck with the chemo and water therapy - go get 'em!!!!
    xoxoxo jill