Friday, August 30, 2013

A Hike for Rehab

Well, it's been awhile.  The summer has passed with no hiking or biking to write about.  On July 8, I suffered a stroke while undergoing a cardiac stent operation.  I was lucky.  It was a mild stroke, and, although my strength, coordination and mobility were compromised, I was able to move my left arm and leg.  I spent two weeks in a rehab hospital, and have spent the rest of the summer rehabbing at home and outpatient.  Much of my rehab was a walking program to develop strength, coordination and balance.  I was finally able to do a little hike at Maudslay State Park last weekend, and again Tuesday.  Did a couple of miles with hiking poles.  Tuesday I felt more confident on the downhills and over roots and uneven ground.  Things are looking good!

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The trails at Maudslay are lovely.  The terrain is easy - gently rolling - with few bumpy parts.  Scenery is also lovely.  A wonderful place to take a rehab hike.  Will be going there every chance I get for the next few weeks.