End of May/ All of June/ First Week of July

On Wednesday May 25th, I gave one of my presentations at Port Huron High School at the invitation of Mrs. Tricia Ford. The next day, I resumed therapeutic horseback riding with Liberty Riders at Rattle Run Farms, in St. Clair. I ride for one hour on Thursday afternoons, under the instruction of Kristen Bonapace.

Besides doing my regular routine of physical therapy, including three days of working out at Anytime Fitness in Marysville, all with the assistance of my personal trainer Laurie Alexis, who also happens to be my oldest sister, I went to a few open houses on the weekend of June 25th-26th. On the 25th we went to Laurie’s niece, Morgan’s open house and the next day, the 26th, we went to a joint open house for Alma, who graduated from Port Huron, and her cousin Heidi, who graduated from Port Huron Northern. On Thursday June 30th, my parents and I enjoyed a concert given by The City Harmonic, at the East China Performing Arts Center.

Back on May 24th, during my camp physical with my primary physician, Dr. Somerville, I had complained about weakness and noticeable regression in my physical abilities. Hearing this, he ordered in-home physical and occupational therapy 3 times a week for 8 weeks. Finally, after waiting a couple weeks for his office to transfer the order to Beacon Home Care and another couple weeks of dealing with the insurance company for approval, on Friday July 1st I had my first treatment with my new occupation therapist, Stacy. The following week, on Tuesday July 5th, I had my first treatment with my new physical therapist, Dave. Sunday the 10th, I leave for summer camp for a week. I go to summer camp at Indian Trails. Located in Grand Rapids, it is disability camp that provides recreational and social opportunities for individuals with disabilities.