Wow. I walked today. Officially. And Now I am entirely exhausted.
I had early early PT today so I got all ready and had a nice iced coffee from Dunkin Donuts ahead of time. This may have been a mistake. I have not had much caffeine lately, and thus I suppose it affected me. I got on the bike and the entire time my heart rate was running at at least 120 which is crazy high for me. Usually I have trouble getting it up to 108.
So I biked and got really sweaty. Then I did my stretches. I was able to get my leg up on the highest step today to do one of the stretches so that right there was a slight victory.
The my therapist had me walking back and forth between the parallel bars. I wish I could say I am fabulous, but in reality I walk like this…
He put a mirror up so I could look at my gait. Still it is walking unassisted. I was pleased. Apologies for the video, I can barely look at it because of the quality, but all the other videos showed these 80 yr old stroke victims and did not really represent what my leg looks like. I walked about 250 feet, maybe.
After that we did a lot of rolling around, massaging the piriformis, and lifting.
I felt really tired and actually fell entirely asleep during the 10 mins of icing. My PT actually just left me sleep there until I sort of popped my head up. He said he felt like I needed it. He did say I was progressing as expected, so i feel super pleased.
For the rest of the afternoon, I think I will sleep. Take some nausea medication and hope it helps, though I think I am nauseated due to being entirely exhausted.
Wow, I can not even think about running. I am so unsure on my feet right now. Still, I feel like I am making progress…