We’re so glad to see residents achieve their goals! Christine was admitted to our community in January with eight compression fractures. She was strong, but due to the severity of pain in her back, she was unable to sit up for no longer than fifteen minutes at a time. However, she was motivated to do as much as she physically could.
Christine’s motivation was fueled by the desire to be able to attend her granddaughter’s wedding in June. Christine did her therapy with physical therapist Allyson Thornsberry every day no matter what, and even exercised on her own to get stronger!
After two months, she is now able to sit up almost all day, playing games and communicating with family on her iPad. She can walk again unassisted and even climb stairs. Christine is ready to return home and see her dog “Jelly Bean” and when June rolls around perhaps she will dance at her granddaughter’s wedding! We spoke with Christine to say our goodbyes and best wishes, and she had this to say:
” If for some reason, (she said with a smile) I should have to be put in another Nursing Home, I want to come here! I love you all, and I’m so grateful to my Therapy girl Allyson for all she done for me….. but I have to give the full credit to the man above.”
We sure will miss you, Christina!