One week out of surgery, I finally had my first PT appointment.
I Loved it. I finally felt as if I was doing something to get myself back in shape. Because of the Holiday earlier in the week, my regular PT was booked and I got the head Honcho for the whole department. She was great. She listened to me and assessed how much walking I had done, and decided that I was not having any pains that indicated a failed surgery. This was super-reassuring.
I got to ride the bike, and do about an hours worth of isometric exercises. She seemed to feel I was doing very well. Her confidence rubbed off on me. I feel much much better!
Of course, people already have unrealistic expectations….my coach dropped by in the middle of my therapy session to cheer me on. He then mentioned to me that there is a new Half marathon coming to our town in November. I said a number of times that I wouldn’t be running at that point. he seemed to not get it and took off….luckily my physical therapist told me she would intervene next time. A more realistic goal for me is a 5k in September/November. Because the incisions are small, it would appear that only a little was done. But actually it was a pretty major surgery. I’m going to continue to follow the protocol of those in the know and resist temptation to speed anything up.
I’m not missing work yet, and I wonder when I shall. I’m fascinated by all the people who have called to offer me assistance, AND by the people that have not called.
I do hope I get my concentration back soon, My head feels full of cotton wool!!!!