When I first came to outpatient therapy a month and a half ago I told the therapists jokingly that one of my goals was to be able to walk on the beach by the end of the summer. They remembered and yesterday my PT, Jenna, took me to Glencoe Beach nearby on Lake Michigan where we not only walked on the sand but also walked up and down the stairs and ramps there to mirror the pathway I need to take to get to the beach. According to Jenna, I passed with flying colors. Hallelujah!! (Of course, I still need to wear my braces and gym shoes, but I can deal with that. I'll take them off when I get to the beach and am safely seated. I can always put them on again when Terri and I decide to walk on the beach. Great exercise!!)
Terri and I are up in MI at our little stuga this weekend. If the weather is nice, we might even try and get down to the beach. I'll keep you posted.