Friday, April 20, 2018

GRADUATION

I graduated from physio therapy classes on Wednesday. Even though my knee extension is still not ideal, they, and I, didn't think the physio classes were of any further benefit. There is a wait list for folks coming off surgery so I felt my space should be opened. My PT took me through the "test" and I did all of the movements just fine. I practically outrun her on the oval track!

Thursdays are now committed to a very crazy aquafit. I thought I would die by the end of it! I see quite a few of the group have knee scars and several of us are "recent". Our instructor has had both of her knees done. She  asked those of us with "new" knees to come a half hour earlier starting next week. She is going to put float belts on us and give us an extra half hour of torture.We had a bit of a chat after the class and I remarked that physio worked our operated limb quite hard but the rest of the body was sadly neglected. Debbie said "not for long".

I came home, took a Tylenol 3 with a cuppa tea and went to bed for the afternoon. No worries, I'll soon be in fighting form.

Our weather is taking a very welcome turn for the better. I'm so looking forward to getting out and about again. My walking is very much improved. I don't need the cane and my gait doesn't look so wonky anymore. That's all my own effort, so the more I do it the better it will get. Pain levels are good - except of course on the days when I REALLY exert myself. That's going to improve too.

7 comments:

  1. Physiotherapists can be quite the taskmasters when they put their minds to it!

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  2. This is all such good news. This time a few months hence, it will be your very own knee.

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  3. I'm glad you're improving. It's always tough (at least for me) being let go from PT and then knowing you have to have the discipline to keep up on it at home. Good luck -- it's great to hear your walking is so much better!

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  4. Good work. And I know it is work.
    That was fun reading your comment about Ompah! We have had fun travelling.

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  5. Thank you for your encouragement friends! Now that our spring has FINALLY arrived (first morning tea on the porch was divine this AM) I am going to be busy busy busy. Yep, the more I move, and varied range of motion, the better it gets.

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  6. you are doing the right things by keeping moving......

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  7. have a great day.

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