holding tight and letting go.

January 4, 2010

i’m officially done with physical therapy today! i am thrilled with the progress i’ve made. my hand has improved tenfold since i started back at the end of october. i mastered the dreaded black clothespins, the heaviest weight. and i am especially proud to say i met my grip strength goal today! my initial grip strength in my left hand was a four, while my right hand was around a sixty. my therapist said our goal would be twenty. i was thrilled the day i met the strength of ten, but today, my grip strength was twenty-four. my left hand is at least one-third the power of my right, and that is a huge comfort. when i think back to where i was, this is the sweetest of victories. of course, my therapy does not really end. everyday is a new challenge for my hand, and my hand is meeting it. a good friend asked me the other day what my biggest limitation is at this point (aside from guitar and piano). i answered my grip strength, and even that isn’t so bad anymore.

the dreaded black clothespins

of course, this is not the entire picture of the challenges ahead. i leave for school on the tenth and i have no idea what God has in store for me this year. i do know that i’m pretty much open to anything now. my life is God’s. that’s one thing i’ve definitely taken away from all of this. pray for me with this semester coming up. i’m a little anxious about it still, but i’m also eager for a change of pace. there are a lot of unknowns ahead, but i do know that God is my life now. happy 2010 everyone!

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2 Responses to “holding tight and letting go.”

  1. kbargers said

    It is wonderful to read of your progress and commitment to success in pursuit of your music. May you have many blessings in fulfilling your recovery.

  2. AC said

    Hey sweet girl! I miss you and cannot wait until we get to hang out all the time!!!! I’m so beyond proud of you 🙂 We all knew you could do it! This entry was so inspiring. Your semester will no doubt be trying at times but God has gone before you and paved the way 🙂 Rest in that. LOVE you.
    Ann-Catherine

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