When the Neuro had diagnosed me and given me a physio to work with in the hospital, it was on a Friday. I wasn't going to do anything productive for 2.5 days. I decided to just walk as much as possible, up and down the hospital corridor every day. I used a frame and wobbled all over the place, like on the videos.
Every day I got a bit better and every day the nurses were really impressed with my effort. They stopped to let me past all the time, so I didn't lose momentum.
On the following Monday I was visited by the physio who was really impressed by my progress. They had decided to review me on Tuesday for discharge.
On Tuesday the physio was happy for me to go home with intensive physio at home, and a frame. The Neuro was not happy about that and wanted to keep me in for physio.
This is the bit that really pissed me off! She didn't want me to "go home and sit around doing nothing."
I find that very insulting. What evidence did she have to suggest that was what I was going to do. My notes said that I liked gardening, and I even walked the dog a couple of days before admission to "walk off" the wobbly legs.
This happened nearly 4 months ago now, and I still feel really angry about it. I was discharged with great physios, but NO follow up. Just my regular psych I was seeing before. How will anyone know if something major happens, unless I call an ambulance? Also, my psych thinks the Neuro is really good.
Thanks for listening