October 16, 2010 – 7:02 am
Some time ago a 14 year old girl came into my therapy office, brought in by her family which included Mom and sisters. Let’s call the girl Sarah.
Sarah could barely make it up my 3 flights of stairs. She walked with difficulty with a cane. Sarah had had leukemia, which was in remission. But cancer treatments which had saved her life had also disabled her.
According to her doctors, she had the bone density of a 90 year old–severe osteoporosis. On good days she could walk with a cane. Bad days meant a wheelchair. The doctors told her that her condition was irreversible and that it would only get worse with time.
October 2, 2010 – 9:46 am
I met Michele Irvin and Gab Bobek at the West Side YMCA monday evening. What a beautiful Y! We were scheduled to meet at the small pool at 8 PM. We were going to do CranioSacral Therapy in the water, practicing on each other.
I got there early to do laps in the big pool first. Everyone was so friendly. I was able to get a free week pass, as I’d never visited that Y before and I wasn’t a current member of the Y.
Liz with dophin therapists
The pools at the West Side Y are beautifully tiled and have a wonderful ambiance. The small pool has the more beautiful Spanish tiles. The story is that they were donated by the King of Spain during the building of the pool. (more…)