PT is a pain to start and do, but once you get into a routine with gradual progress, I personally found that it got easier. That's not to say that I didn't have days where I bawled at PT because I definitely did. Initially, I think I only tolerated the first half hour "well" and the second 30 minutes was tortuous. Eventually, I worked my way up to 2 hours of intense, non-stop physical activity. Since then, I haven't looked back. When you start at "rock bottom" and have to fight your way upward like that, you vow to yourself to never let it happen again. I still go to PT periodically, but I spend far more time in the gym, at taekwondo, in the pool, and skiing. Alone, doing what I want at my pace. I started at rock bottom in a wheelchair 24/7, I swear I will never stop moving to avoid going back.
I am a 20 year old junior at the college of my dreams. I am studying Emergency Medicine and Communication Rhetoric and minoring in the Administration of Justice and National Preparedness and Emergency Management certificate. At some point, I want to go and get my paramedic certification when my health allows. I have several chronic illnesses and this blog and website serves as a place for me to share my journey fighting CRPS and my other conditions. I hope that this blog can also serve as an outlet for raising awareness for rare diseases. Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoy! Feel free to comment; I'd love to know what you think!