It’s therapy day today, my second one. I hope this one goes a bit better than the first one. Even though the first session was more of an assessment, I thought we could have done a bit more of exercising or massaging. I’ll get back from my session this morning and will be hurting….I’m sure of that.
I decided not taking pain meds before the session today. I want to see how my body really feels without any help. I took only ONE pain-killer yesterday, which is less than the day before and less than the day before that. So I’m getting off the pain meds, slowly.
When I got up this morning, I was startled by a sound of something falling in the pool in our back yard. We have two little Pomeranians who know where the pool is, but have fallen in just a couple of times in the past. No one has fallen in the last 2 yrs. So when I heard the plop, I started to listen for the doggie paddling sounds and not hearing any I immediately thought, one of them fell in and has not come up for air and is drowning.
I think it would be good to mention now that we have a very large mango tree that some of the branches hover of the pool and that the tree is starting to have mangos now.
Just as I was thinking dooms day for one of my doggies, the thought of a mango falling in the pool did enter my mind. My husband is sleeping and I didn’t want to wake him to go and scout the pool for what would either be a dead doggie or a fresh ripe mango. He is working overtime on his job and taking care of me that when ever he can sleep in I’m very happy.
I go to the door to our backyard, and I see both doggies waiting by the closed sliding door to be let in. Ahhhh, he got up to let them out earlier that morning and they are OK. I go to find out what fell in the pool and sure enough it was a fresh new mango at the bottom of the deep end. I wish that I could go and fish it out with the pool net, but I can’t manage my extra appendage (my walker) AND the long polled pool net, so I let it go for my hubby to get later.
My plants are needing watering. Yes, my husband can do it, but as I mentioned earlier, he is already doing so much. I know it’s a risk for me to drag the hose around with my walker and water my many potted plans, but I must…. I just must! I have realized one thing through out this last week: I cannot rush anything. That is so opposite of me, but I must listen to my body.
So I make my way to the water faucet and turned the hose on, and slowly make my way to all the plants. I’m feeling quite accomplished this morning and I haven’t even had a cup of coffee.
I sit down to take a little rest, for my leg, not that I’m that tired…. never mind that I’m winded already. 🙂
Coffee time and small b-fast time…. Taking back my coffee cup to the table…. and YES I can sit at a table, I’m so happy… not for long, but this is a great start, and it takes skill, and I got it, I haven’t spilled coffee yet carrying it as well as hanging on to my walker. Then I have to go back to the kitchen to get a bowl of some random stuff I made. It’s in a bowl, because it’s easier to carry then a plate as well as push my walker.
Now if I could just teach my doggies to help me take off my dreaded stockings so I can shower. 🙂
A little later:
My Physical Therapy session went well. Note to self: next time take a pain-killer before the session.
Today I got on the stationary bike. WHAT?? on a bike already…. I sat on the bike and, this is me…. I started pedaling right away, not waiting to get the instructions. Before I could make one rotation I realized, that’s NOT gonna happen. I looked at my PT and she said “ah, you are not going to make a full rotation, I just want you to rock back and forth”. Oh, OK that’s better. It sure would help if I would wait for instructions before just jumping in. Rocking wasn’t so bad, if I didn’t have to keep my knee straight with my hip. You see, my knee want’s to just go due-west towards my other knee and that’s not good. I guess focusing would be great at this point.
The next new exercise was the leg presses. I have done these before when I was working out in an actual gym, and I know that I need to keep my legs parallel and push with my heals yada yada yada. To my surprise, I asked and listen to her instructions before I lunged forward. (patting myself on the back). Keeping my knee from going due-west towards my other knee was my main focus and it’s harder to do then you would think.
By the time I was done with the session, I was tired. It was great to get home, pop a pain-killer and slap on the ice on my hip. Ahhhhh. time to relax.
Lunch was delivered and life is once again fantastic.
Now to work out again tonight. Yes, I gotta do these 2 times a day.
Wednesday: A day out with a friend to get my nails done.
First time on the bike
Ice and, fruit blend and pain-killer after therapy
Lunch made to order