I am exceedingly grateful to have worked with thousands of wonderful patients, their families, and fellow healthcare professionals as an occupational therapist. From hospital to home health care settings, community education programs to wellness products, the journey has been a wonderful! Then I became a patient too . . .
One night after work and quite unexpectedly I became very sick after paddling with our local kayaking group. We came to understand that an exposure to murky waters triggered a biotoxin illness and a host of latent health issues including chronic Lyme disease. By the wintertime, daily seizure attack episodes began and escalated to an every day occurance for nearly 5 years and 2 to 5 hours per day for most of them! I was no longer able to work; getting well became both my daily struggle and full time job. This experience challenged everything I knew about traditional and alternative healthcare. Searching for answers and finding hope in my personal relationship with God, through His son, Jesus Christ, kept me and my husband going on the most difficult of days until I got better, five years later!
Our focus here will not be on diagnosing and treating chronic illness. Instead I will integrate my expertise as an occupational therapist to share the more practical side of getting through each day when very sick or disabled, short or long-term. My hope is that the Active Tips and Resources at Two Step Solutions will make a difference in your daily life as they have with my own. Learn:
- Gentle ways to move to avoid injury and counter the negative effects of inactivity,
- How to prevent falls and accidents in your home,
- Easier ways to manage the activities of daily living, and,
- For professionals: the trends/techniques/solutions to best serve persons with chronic illness.
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Julie Horney MS, OTR/L