At 11:00 am today, we are expecting the delivery, set-up, and sizing of some new therapy equipment (I’ll try to include photos tomorrow). Thank goodness for Medicaid! Included in this equipment is a tilt/standing table, exercise table, CPM machine, and positioning wedges. This will be just as helpful to me as Ryan by reducing the stress I place on my back and knees every day. No more walking around in primate-like form for me!
Slowly, since our return from Kessler in late September 2010, I have been converting our family room into a therapy room. This room is the largest (besides, maybe, the kitchen) on the main floor, measuring 19′ x 19′. Ryan usually spends around 14 hours each day either in this room or the adjoining kitchen, so layout and functionality are paramount.
Never, in my wildest dreams (and I’ve had some wild ones), could I have imagined this room filled with exercise tables, mats, tilt tables, an HBOT chamber, positioning wedges, exercise balls, straps, various sizes/shapes of pillows, and chains. Okay, maaaaaybe pillows and chains… . Too funny to pass up.
Then again, I never thought our old office would be
a make-shift better than an ICU room.
 I’m sure I’ll get mine for that comment. Usually this takes one (or several) of the following forms: (A) firm verbal chastising; (B) deafening silence; (C) death glare, and/or; (D) waiting 5 years and having it unexpectedly used against me. 
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