On a five week trip to Italy, I was planning to go grape stomping like Lucy on the "I Love Lucy" television show. I was also to walk the Cinque Terre. Thirty days before my fearless adventure, I woke up and could not walk! TCO Eagan - Viking Lakes
Orthopedic Urgent Care put me in the care of Dr. Laura Koch
. She revealed that I did not need a hip replacement in the next hour. Her correct diagnosis put me in touch with the TCO Physical Therapy department. The assistant understood that I was in acute pain with upcoming travel plans. My travel agenda was not the best for her schedule, but she made it work.
Then I met Physical Therapist, Paul Breyen
, who designed a program so great that he had me walking in thirty days. Once I was on my trip, I continued the recommended exercises. In Rome, I could walk 23,000 steps a day and run up and down the Spanish Steps. I did not take a tour bus but walked to all the attractions. At St. Peter's Basilica, I gave thanks that I could feel so great at age 78. At the Trevi Fountain, I was pleased to "return" feeling as good as I did when I first visited there at the age of twenty-two!
Even today, the TCO home exercise program keeps me in shape for the very important grandmother job! Additionally, I just spent a month in Mexico with visits from two active granddaughters (one a captain of Minnetonka's track team, one on Minnetonka's State Girls Championship Soccer Team). There are no couch potatoes here. The enjoyment of keeping up with snorkeling, swimming and walking the beach with your grandchildren is a blessing! My journey of marvelous care from TCO started with Dr. Scott Anseth
. Additionally, Heide Bolgren, PA-C
, has twice treated me with outstanding results. All your great attention makes me happy and healthy.
PS. Last week I climbed Superstition Mountain in Arizona. My bucket list is long, so stay tuned for updates.