My last week of clinic I was in the upstairs In-Patient pt. room and I got to assist one of the Physical Therapist by pushing a wheelchair behind an elderly that was starting to learn how to walk again. Before the therapist got the patient to stand, she explained the procedure and made sure the patient understood what they were about to do. The therapist was able to have the patient hold onto the ambulatory device using proper body mechanics and an underhand grasp. It was a good last week of clinic.
When I went to clinic I watched patients in the P.T room do various exercises. Mostly for upper body, I talked to one of the nurses and she explained one of the patients diagnoses, and explained the types of exercises he needed to do for his upper body
My take away from Shelby’s story is that no matter how bad your situation is, you always have to keep a positive attitude and believe that you’re going to get through it. Even if you’ve been through a lot, you should still put a smile on your face and realize that it could’ve been worse, so you should always make the best out of the worst. As a future college student, I will use Shelby’s story to motivate me to do my best and to never stop fighting no matter what. As well as to not take anything for granted because even on my “bad days” someone out there is having it way worse. Life is short and uncontrollable, in a blink of an eye it can be over and not your fault, and Shelby made me realize that I should live every day the best that I can. She made me realize there is no need to wake up and complain about the little things, because in the end I am alive and healthy. “Love the life you live, live the life you love.”