Previously worked on the right crutch in the hallway. But the crutches haven't felt right. So we raised the grip one notch. Much better. Lean crutch against the wall -- oh look, now it's at the comfortable handrail height. No wonder it didn't feel right. Now I can standup straight.
Went to the right side of the hall, stood, transfer left hand to crutch. Then right.
Hey, I'm standing on crutches!
Even tried a hop. No go. But big progress.
Sitting in the fifth floor dining room, very satisfied with progress. Hell, in OT I had them get my cane from the room, for learning to pivot to a toilet. Hmm. Maybe we should revisit the other mirror toilet. The one more like the bathroom in my room and at home. We're doing this training in the shower room. So... maybe I can wrangle this out, too.
But I stood comfortably on crutches today. Even tried a hop.
And... I got a cookie.
I was joined in the dining room for a bit by another patient --there'd been a Code Blue on his wing. An aide offered him a cookie. He didn't want it. So I asked what kind. A single prepackaged sugar cookie. I took it.
I earned a cookie today, dammit.