Thursday, June 04, 2009

I've graduated from...

PICKING UP MARBLES WITH MY TOES!

YEA!


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At the physical therapy place I've had to pick up marbles with my toes for the past four weeks. My therapist says it's very helpful for the healing and strengthening of my broken ankle. In the beginning I found it an impossible task as well as an embarrassing one - I just couldn't get my toes around the d--- marble to pick it up and drop it in the box.

I hated it. I hated having to try and get my toes around those slippery little spheres to no purpose it seemed to me. How the heck did this dumb exercise help my broken ankle I wanted to know?

They said picking up marbles would improve the mobility and flexibility of my ankle so I continued to try. But I have to say it was the most annoying, frustrating thing I'd had to do in a long time. I was tempted to refuse to do it but I held off, and soon I found I was able slowly to get it done.

Of course I got better and better at it as any physical therapist would tell you I would. Today I was told I was ready to move on to bigger and harder things (harder?). That today would be the last day I had to pick up marbles with my toes.

Halleluiah!



17 comments:

Thom said...

Congrats...and I know this is therapy but it was so funny. Painted toe nails and all...LOL...love it

Elizabeth Bradley said...

Interesting therapy. Marbles are slippery, it must be challenging.

Leora said...

That's great, that you can make physical therapy into a cool post with a great photo. The colorful marbles work well with your painted bright red toes.

Glad you have the opportunity to vent a little, too.

Annie said...

I broke my ankle way back when. Didn't have to do anythig like that. Just twirled my foot around getting the flexibility back. Nice photo though. Sort of like making lemonade out of lemons - things are sweeter when you pretty them up.

Kay said...

Ha Mary... good for you.

just promise me you won't start writing with your toes... or using them to hand people things like tissues or random objects...

/shudder

Lois Grebowski said...

YAY! Hope the next item isn't a watermelon. That would be kinda tough...LOL

Bravo!!!!

Jamie said...

Congratulations. At least they didn't expect you to put the marbles in your mouth to improve speechifying. I love the new photograph ... another library to drool over.

Michele said...

You go girl!! It's a lot harder than it looks but very therapeutic.

Hugs♥

aguthriewords said...

Ya know Mary if you a lazy streak in you that was so refined such as myself you would know how to pick stuff up with your toes simply out of a lack of desire to bend! LOL! Been doing it for years!!!!
Congrats on your advancement

Paz said...

Congrats on your accomplishment.

Love your pedicure. ;-)

Paz

Stephanie V said...

So, will you have to pick up things that are larger and harder than a marble? Must be great big diamonds...now that's success!

Queen-Size funny bone said...

hmmmm i wonder whatever could be next?

Lew said...

Next week golf balls! LOL. I think that any exercise that gets the muscles in the foot to work will help.

EastCoastLife said...

Congrats, Mary!

It will be my turn next ... to pick marbles with my toes. :(

I'm scheduled for an operation to my left ankle in July and will be in wheelchair for 6 months. *boohoohoo*

Daryl said...

Poor foot its still looking bruised and swollen ...

Desert Songbird said...

Good for you!

Travis said...

Well, I would have failed because I couldn't pick up marbles with my toes to start with!

Glad to hear you're getting better!