Slept well. I am feeling stronger each day. The muscles in my legs are lose and floppy. I have very little stamina on my feet. A couple of days I was starting to break the rules and push the limits. A couple of good conversations about the disaster that exceeding capacity and injury could lead to is enough to rein me in. Pain continues to be well managed. I am going beyond the re-done time frames pretty regularly. The brace puts on a lot of pressure but is needed to allow titanium bone and muscle to develop lifelong relationships.
Waiting for insurance pre- authorization to move forward. A new concept in time, medical time. My overall conception of time is changing. So much to learn about myself.
nasty bruise there; has someone been abusing you?ReplyDelete
Don't "push the limits." That sounds like me, I want to rush things along so I can get back to normal. But I have learned that recovery takes time. It will come, just go with the flow (sorry for the cliche).
I did get approval for the best supervised impatient physical therapy. Should move soon. I have been urged to follow rather than push. A bad fall at this stage could have devastating and irreparable consequencesReplyDelete
Better safe than sorry.ReplyDelete
I have been moved. Time for the next phaseReplyDelete
Glad it is going well, and YOU ARE FOLLOWING INSTRUCTIONS! That is important. I will admit to being kicked out of physical therapy early with my wrist. But that wasn't NEAR as serious as your situation! Play nice, David!ReplyDelete
Good luck in your new phase of recovery. Fortitude and perseverance are qualities you can bring to bear but need to follow lead of therapists. Hope you can get a breath of fresh air if facility has open windows or when you're mobile enough to be brought outside. A bit of sun and fresh air are good all around. Be well.ReplyDelete