It has only been a few weeks since I stopped extensively using the cane for walking. Every now and then it is still useful when my formerly broken left leg tires out and gets swollen. I am a long way from dancing with it!
The cane has found another purpose now, for exercises to rebuild my left arm mobility. This is a movement derived from my most recent physical therapy instructions, balancing my spine on a foam roller and taking my arms overhead!
Coming up on the 4 month anniversary of the accident that took a team of orthopedic trauma surgeons at Penn State Hershey to put me back together.
Fellow yoga instructor Briel Beaty has worked with me 5+ days a week since then, starting when I couldn't tolerate more than a half hour of practice and was taking heavy duty painkillers.
I hit another milestone this past Friday, my first side plank (Vasisthasana). Right arm only, still building strength back in the busted up left arm. Nonetheless an incredible moral booster.
These pix from the journal we have been keeping since that first day after I got back from the hospital, now some 238 pages of text and pictures. An incredible journey.