Hi everyone! For all of my out-of-town friends and family, I want to post a quick update. The 6 weeks on crutches flew by! Mom helped out a ton, along with other family and friends. I mostly laid in bed and read books because I had to be on the continuous motion machine up to 8 hours daily. Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northrup was my absolute favorite during this time. (How did I miss that one before?) I also learned how to play scrabble better.
Fast forward to a few weeks ago. I started walking, then walking better, then using the exercise bike, then doing the elliptical and doing a lot of strength work with weights! I never have been so happy to see an elliptical machine! My physical therapist thinks I only need one more session, but I really love the way they stretch me out once a week. It feels so good after I leave. I think I’m going to beg to stay a little longer.
My follow up with my doctor (the PA) is the week after next. At PT, they said I could start light running at 3 months, but I remember my doctor saying 6 months. I am hoping that the physical therapist is right. I’ve been doing everything the professionals are telling me and I feel great. The only times I have overdone it is when I attempted to get down on my hands and knees to mop the house. Also, taking pictures of the kids at the school carnival this weekend left me pretty much bed bound on Monday morning.
I’m so glad I had the surgery. Things are moving along really well!