After being discouraged all night and worrying, today I got into the therapy pool here at Rehab. It is the most amazing contraption. They drove the wheelchair onto a steel grate over the pool and rolled in beside two bars. They had me stand, they removed the chair and then lowered the entire thing down into 4 feet of warm water. There are 2 video monitors beside the pool in front of you so that you can see what your feet and legs are doing! It is also a treadmill under the water.
So, they turned on the treadmill and I walked and walked. And then did every stretching exercise you can imagine: bending, water weights, and balance exercises. I couldn't believe an hour had passed. At the end, the delightful physical therapists who have been working with me all week assured me I would be able to leave here in two weeks or less! I burst into tears (what a sissy!) but I was so happy to know that I will be returning to my normal life and work.
God is Good to me!