Anita: They Never Gave Up On Me

In May 2018, Anita Diesing hired a handyman to install more flooring in the attic of her Del Webb home.

He wasn’t certain she needed it.

“Mrs. Anita, I don’t think you need more flooring, you have plenty of flooring up here already,” he yelled down to her.

Anita thought better.

“Well, let me come up and see,” she told him.

So Anita climbed the pull-down attic ladder to see for herself.

At some point on her way down, she apparently missed a rung.

“I’m not really sure what happened. All I know is I didn’t just fall down, flew down that ladder,” she recalled. “I landed six feet away from the ladder.”

The fall broke the femur bone in her left leg, the first time she’d ever broken a bone in her 73 years of life.

Doctors told her she would need physical therapy to learn how to walk again.

Anita turned to Physical Therapy Care & Aquatic Rehab of Fort Bend.

Anita visited her therapists three times a week for about an hour each visit. Every other day she exercised at home as instructed.

“When I was down and depressed, they would lift me up emotionally. They were always telling me to have a little patience and that I would walk again.”

Before long, Anita graduated! Anita was celebrated for her “graduating” from a walker to walking without assistance at Physical Therapy Care & Aquatics Rehab of Fort Bend after breaking her leg in May 2018. “I can’t thank them enough for what they did to me, for the help they gave me. They gave me my life back.”

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