Sunday's are my favorite. It's 10 AM as I write this and I've already ran 5 miles with Pearl, did 2 loads of laundry, cleaned my bedroom and bathroom, and loaded/unloaded the dishwasher. Sunday's are usually a day of meal prep, playing catch up and doing last minute homework for me. Historically, my family and … Continue reading Week 12: D.O. for my B.O.
During a therapy session in the sensory room... Me: "How do you like the sensory room? Pretty cool, huh?" Friend #4: " I like it. It's romantic. You should bring a boy in here and hold his hand!" Both: *laughing* Me: "I'm not sure I'll be doing that anytime soon, friend..." Another week in the … Continue reading Weeks 10 & 11: It’s The Final Countdown
Have a look at the art my patients produced while participating in the Memories in the Making Painting Program!
Me: "So we arrive to one of the most important parts of our art experience... what would you like to title your work?" Friend #3: *giggles* "I'm not so sure..." Me: "Maybe consider what you think about when you think of robins?" Friend #3: "Let's call it, 'Maybe a Robin'" Both: *laughing* The last two … Continue reading Week 8: Maybe a Robin
Hello friends! This past week, I began the second half of my final rotation of OT school (right at this moment, there is 1 month, 6 days, 14 hours and 39 minutes between my degree and I--we have reached the final stretch!) I am now doing two days of patient care to start the week … Continue reading Week 7: Let’s Get Paint Where We Ain’t
During my time on my professional rotation, I was anticipating I would get the chance to participate in more opportunities to assist with wheelchair positioning, but have had just a few opportunities. I definitely got the chance to adjust many a leg rest (lengthening or shortening, per patient’s needs) and even had to use a … Continue reading Wheelchair Positioning
Me: “So were you pretty active before your fall?” New Friend #3: “Yes, I actually golfed up until last September and I even swam occasionally. You wouldn’t believe what I did at my grandson’s birthday party last August.” Me: “Oh yeah? What did you do?” New Friend #3: “I dove off the diving board. I … Continue reading Weeks 3 & 4: High Dives
New Friend #2: "You know I was once a very talented football player." Me: "That's wonderful! I've never been very athletic, myself." New Friend #2: "You like like an athlete. You also have very big teeth." Me: *laughs* "Thank you, unfortunately I have found that my teeth have not really helped with my athletic pursuits!" … Continue reading Week 2: Very Big Teeth
New Friend #1: "How old are you? Ya look like you're 17 years old." Me: "No... I'm actually 26, but I'll take that as a compliment!" New Friend #1: "You're 26? Do you have children?" Me: "No... " New Friend #1: "Oh no! It is time! It is time!" Me: *shakes head profusely* The conversations … Continue reading Week 1: Pro Ro, Let’s Go