First Prosperious therapy session and…

So, Monday was my first scheduled PT session at our nearby rehab facility, Prosperious. Super highly thought of here in Italy, with both in-patient and out-patient facilities. I can walk there from our house but this is, in and of itself, a workout. First I descend 56 steps…piano, piano. Then I walk about 10-15 minutes. This is all good IMO. Walking is good. Steps, maybe not so much but once I can use both legs then good. Repeat…

Once I reached my destination I was directed to Lorenzo for my therapy. The facility is nice. Big and spacious with lots of folks, of varying ages, in various stages of therapy for various joints. Oh, we fragile humans!

Prosperious from outside

Mostly it is non-weight bearing exercise now with some massage. And afterward, electron therapy. Luther and I laughed at my auto-correct which changed electrode to electron. So they place electrons (-trodes) on my thigh to stimulate the muscles. Luther said it up-ended his quantum physics learning!

And afterwards I walked home. I didn’t pay, I didn’t get my patient card back. I’m sure they will inform the idiot American of her error eventually.😑

It is not all about medical issues, thankfully! Last night we decided to walk over to FOXX, our new pizzeria just across the river. Short walk for us. We wanted to try their Apericena. This is an interesting mash-up of two Italian words by the way. Aperi is short for Aperitivo, or pre-dinner drink, and Cena is the word for dinner. So you get a drink and bar food. It’s like a happy hour thing. It starts at 6PM. Here are some pictures of the posh new space and the looooonnnggg buffet of food. Order a drink and it’s all you can eat…cost? 8 Euro. Not bad.

My plate

Outside space – it is still nicely warm so many people were outside.

Spiffy bar

Since it was on our way we stopped to check out the 3 pomegranate trees I found earlier this year. I picked a few to see if they are ripe. I know NOTHING about pomegranates. I had to look up how to know if they are ripe, whether they will ripen more once picked, and how to open them up. The one I opened is one of the bigger ones and the seeds are yummy but a little sour. Maybe a bit too early. Pictures…

4 thoughts on “First Prosperious therapy session and…

  1. Nancy Hampton Post author

    Hi Audrey, I think the apericena culture is pretty pervasive throughout Italy. It varies from bar to bar. The cheap, more basic bars will just have potato chips or nuts. The nicer places have the full spread. Our favorite bar in our town happens to be owned by two lovely sisters and it is a shoestring operation. So no real food there. But that all said, you will never, ever be served an alcoholic drink without some kind of food. Just not done!

  2. Audrey

    That Apericena sounds wonderful. Hubby and I are going to Italy again next May and we are flying into Milan which I heard has a great Happy hour culture.
    Glad to see you are coming along with your knee. I cant even imagine climbing those stairs with a bum leg,

  3. Nancy Hampton Post author

    Thanks for the intel Joanne. I gotta say, after the PT I am a hurt puppy. Ouch. It takes a day to get over it. Lorenzo is nice. I think I’m going to be able to ditch the crutches soon 🙂

  4. Joanne Qualey

    Glad you are doing well! See Ilve at Prosperius front desk after 10 sessions for payment. When I went I stopped at front desk each time to sign in, then after 10th session to pay. My therapist was Giacomo but I think I had Lorenzo once when Giacomo was on vacation. Great place for pt.

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