Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Instant results

That's apparently what I'm expecting from my physical therapy and swimming. I want my knee to feel perfectly normal right now and I want form and speed in the pool immediately. Good luck with that, hmm? My knee is feeling incrementally better and I'm not getting the horrible shooting pains as often. Of course, I'm not running or power walking either but picky picky. And swimming is getting easier but that just gives me more of a chance to see how my kick and my arm stroke and my form need to be improved.

My therapist had been giving me additional exercises each time I went and I kept telling him there's no way I could get them all done twice daily. This week I've been doing them after swimming, finishing about 9:30 pm. When I should be winding down to try to sleep. Today he took the 5 pages of exercises and chopped them down to one page. Right, he shrank them down literally so that they'd fit. Sure, he took off the stretches (although he still wants me to do them) and removed one of the strength exercises, but now he wants me to add ankle weights. I can't complain (to him) since I really want to be able to run, but c'mon now, there are only 24 hours in every day, even if we do get an extra day this month. Rehab is cutting into my resting, knitting, reading and sleeping time. Today when I tried to tell him I'm having trouble finding time, he retorted that "running takes time too!" Yeah, but at least running is fun! (and running fulfills my aerobic exercise needs which rehab doesn't)

My whole family is getting together this weekend (starting tomorrow) to celebrate my mom's 80th birthday. I can't wait to see my sis and bro-in-law. I envision much wine (and vodka) in my near future ...

1 comment:

  1. :o( I will miss you too :o(

    Goal tonight: another 1000m, have fun.