Attending The Shepherd Center for SCI Physical Therapy

Shepherd Center for SCI Physical Therapy

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So my time at the Shepherd Center is coming to an end March 20, it has been a wonderful stay and I have very little to complain about. Coming home will be-well, it’ll be better than when I left. I have put things in motion so I will be occupied as boredom was my main enemy before. I am trying to get my own space at my house whether it is a renovation or a modular home in the back. It would help my independence and mental state tremendously to have my own space. I think a modular home would be a good idea because they are fairly cheap and can be put up pretty quickly. They also have fully accessible ones. I’ve been fantasizing about a log cabin type with big open floorplans and cathedral ceiling. They are nice! I always thought modular homes were kind of crappy but they are definitely nice! I really only need one big room and a bathroom but we will see. Anything would do as long is it’s not a Cassone rusty cargo container . Also we will have to see what money allows and what Southampton town allows. I am excited to exhibit at the Southamtpon Cultural Center I have a bunch of new pieces of art and I’m still toying with the idea of getting into abstract art just not exactly sure how to go about it. But! If I had my own space I could have a studio where I could set everything up so I could easily do art! I have a lot to express and photography just doesn’t do the trick. It would be so nice to have different stations for me to do different things. Like one station I could have my laptop so I can grab it and put it in my lap and then grab my mouse. The house could be fully automated so I could change the heat the channel put on music. I just swallowed a mosquito and it was terrible, I guess spring is here in Georgia. I would imagine I would need to do a fundraiser for this but nonetheless I need to make it happen. I have my driving assessment this Thursday so that will help with getting an idea of what kind of controls I need and then I can tell the dealership what they need to install. There is a grant for that I’m trying to get but we will see. Being able to solo drive would also be a tremendous life improvement. Depending on people for every aspect of life is super draining especially because I was fiercely independent before hand. But on that note I can eat on my own now and I took the bus solo to Piedmont Park I definitely have a lot more confidence in my ability to do things. I can go to the store and get things that I need and go to the pharmacy. I do owe a lot of this to the Shepherd Center and that is why I am going to donate some art. I’m giving them a 40 x 60 steaming photo which is the one of the huge wave and I’m going to Take a photo of the Shepherd Center with the drone and give it to Sarah Morrison the CEO. I hope she doesn’t read this because it’s going to be a present from her sister sorry Claire. I’m still working on getting that manual chair I have another appointment at the seating clinic here at Shepherd so that will help. I see myself traveling with that manual chair and I plan on doing quite a bit of traveling. I really want to visit this spinal cord injury rehab in South Africa but I’m just in the planning stages. I am allowed to come back here in six months and that is the plan. That would bring me to about September or October when I could come back and get some more of the good physical therapy they have here. While I liked my stay at Mount Sinai this place blows it out of the water

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