Wednesday, January 4, 2012
5 weeks post surgery check in
5 Weeks Post Surgery Check In
Today is a great day pain wise. Today, I am feeling better than I did before surgery. I am walking a little bit which flares my hip up a little but I have been managing the pain today.
Yesterday was a different story. I felt horrible yesterday and the day before.
I am having good days and bad days but I hope the good days increase as time goes on.
I started my physical therapy yesterday. My physical therapist is really nice and knowledgeable about my condition so I feel like I am in good hands. He measured my flexibility and strength and I am not so flexible. My strength is surprisingly okay, but I definitely need to get my butt in shape, literally my butt, so my muscles will support my hip and help with walking.
I rode the bike yesterday for 8 minutes. Before my surgery riding the bike was incredibly painful because of the impingement. When I got on the bike yesterday I felt a lot of pain in my groin but as I rode my muscles loosened up and the pain actually decreased. I look forward to riding the bike since it was something I couldn't do before. Remember I said previously, if there is any improvement I will take it? Being able to ride a bike is an improvement.
Doing my floor exercises again felt really good. It feels good to move my body. My therapist calls them the Jane Fonda exercises. By the way I saw Jane Fonda on tv the other day and she is lookin good. She was wearing her leotard and damn do I want her thighs!
Emotionally, I have my ups and downs. It is important to stay positive not only for myself but for Gavin too. Gavin has been such a huge support system I want to be happy and positive. Who wants to live with a Debbie Downer? With that said, I do get down sometimes. I have such a long road ahead it can just get overwhelming. I want to look ahead to the future but I don't know what the future holds which makes me really frustrated sometimes.
Therefore I just try to plan for things I know that I can do. I am taking a mini vacation to Bellingham which I know I can handle. My best friend and her boyfriend are coming to visit me in February for my birthday and I know that they will be understanding of my limitations. I am so looking forward to spending my birthday weekend with my best friend and my best friend in-law. As soon as the weather warms up I look forward to swimming like I did last spring. I plan to get in shape by joining the gym. Even though I have physical limitations, I can still find exercises to do.