When we stopped doing the last round of therapy, I was having a hard time. My back would tighten up on me during the hour essentially lying on the floor, and then I would have a real hard time climbing out and moving around. Many times I would get out of the chamber and go lie down on the bed until my back felt OK enough to move. Pretty sad, huh?Well, tonight was so different. I was comfortable lying in the chamber for the full hour and could have gone longer. Then, when it was time to get out, I was able to get right out. My legs were stronger so I could stand up almost immediately, and my back was perfectly fine. After I got over my shock and hugged Steve to death, I came right downstairs to write this blog. I am grinning from ear to ear. I am guessing that all the yoga classes have really helped with all the muscles I need to get up and down. Overall, I am just so much stronger than I was when I started.
The best part of all is that this was completely, 100% unexpected. I know I’ve made progress and I’ve lost almost 20 pounds now, but I just hadn’t felt any different. Tonight I got a tangible reward in my real life. All this hard work really is paying off!