Monday, November 24, 2008

November 24 Update

Just wanted to post these images and another update before I leave on vacation for a couple of weeks. These photos were taken by Kurts mom Lou who was out visiting during my last visit, of the amazing hand bike (and amazing Kelley). I talked to Kelley this weekend and her time with Sean, the new full time therapist has already been extremely valuable. She sounded more positive then I think I have heard her since this whole thing began. He is doing physical therapy, massage, reflexology (on an almost daily basis) and getting definite results. She said her movement, sensation, and muscle tone, have all noticeable improved. And he fully believes she will walk again. It was so exciting to hear the excitement in her voice. One of the things I have always valued in my friend Kelley is her ability to "work" when we were pursuing atheletic goals in the past. She just never held anything back. It always pushed me to go a little harder myself, to see her laying it down like that. And watching her work over the last several months, believe me she still has that strength. But I think the lack of consistency, because of the lack of continuity with us well meaning but unskilled (and sometime unavailable) friends was holding her back. I think Sean is allowing her to work at her full capacity, in ways that are balanced and progressive. I can't wait to meet him and see her improvement with my own eyes. Anyway Kelley will be going back east to the Johns Hopkins Transverse Myelitis Center during the 3rd week in December. I will post after I get an update from her after that experience. In the mean time drop by or drop her a line if you get a chance...and keep the vison of kelley walking in your heart and mind . Sue


Bugsy said...

Cool new toy, Kelley!
How awesome is that for you to enjoy the out-of-doors with your friends doing activities you love?! I am so psyched about Sean and your new intensive, daily sessions with him. Now is the time, girl...time to rock! It's a shame that I haven't been able to see you for a while...but I want you to know how much I think about you and always beam to you super energetic thoughts! You still are and always will be one of my heros. Lots of love,

Karzimodo said...

I love love love the photos. What a rig!! Lots of love and healing thoughts going out to you.