I found T-Tapp in January of 2007. After 17 back surgeries, 2 Staph Infections, fallen arches in my feet, neck and shoulder problems from falls and using a cane I'm finally getting my life back. I was completely homebound for 6 years as well which caused so much weakness and muscle atrophy. I was injured on the job and have had a long battle with the Workers' Compensation insurance carrier and getting the care I needed but I don't want to make this about that battle.
In June of 2009 I was put in a rehabilitation hospital for two weeks to get stronger. Then I did physical therapy until January of 2010. I wasn't strong enough to do the exercises from the physical therapist and do the T-Tapp. I finally got my physical therapist to watch the "Yes You Can" DVD and if she agreed, recommend the T-Tapp to my Worker's Comp Nurse Case Manager, etc... She recommended the T-Tapp.
When I first started doing the T-Tapp in March I couldn't even do the whole Basic Workout Plus. I worked my way up but it took time and patience. I was alway used to doing what I had to do and get it done. Two months later I had taken off 30 inches. I have had some setbacks due to compressed vertebrae in my neck which has affected my shoulder as well. The key for me is even if I have a setback I still get right back into working out as soon as I can. Now I can do any of the T-Tapp workouts.
T-Tapp isn't just inch loss for me. If I miss a few days of T-Tapp my pain gets worse. I sleep much better. I handle stress so much better. The big challenge for me now is CONSISTENCY! To have more CONSISTENT Good Days vs. Bad Days where I'm down. To get up every morning at the same time and have a productive day. I'm finally consistent. I have had a little setback here and there but I just get right back to the T-Tapp ASAP!
I don't know where I would be without T-Tapp! It is the only workout I can successfully do without pain or re-injuring myself. I'm a T-Tapper for Life. I'm just so grateful because I can do more. I do not believe that I should accept my disability and lie down. I know that I can be much stronger. It will probably take me until the Summer of 2011 to get as strong as I know I can be. That's OK! I was in a bed for 6 yrs. I try to share T-Tapp with all the people involved in my recovery and anyone that I meet who is interested. I want everyone to have the success that I have attained and the joy that I feel!