Wednesday, December 24, 2014
So yesterday I went to physio, a diff. one as my girl is on holidays. Ironically it was the brother of my best friend in high school and university, who I haven't seen since 1976. He looked so much like Nancy. Anyway.... he said where are your exercises, gave the sheet to him and he said that's all she has given you.... we will get you moving. You are a week behind where you should be. I kind of wondered as I didn't see much difference in this week, still having issues with bend on bed, all I do is slide once I get it up there. He did all the quad ones and said you have NO muscle in that quad, he got me to do the straight leg lift and I can do it but he cant feel a thing. I am not super heavy, and have done exercises all the past year and walked tons. I was very discouraged but also said I have muscle issues and nerve problems. So he gave me stuff and then got me to do 5 of each, hubby was there to watch and learn. OMG OMG ............. THe one you may know stand on stair, put operated leg up on phone book on next stair and BEND forward, knee over foot, BEND, BEND, OKAY BEND MORE.......... I got 90 degrees on 4th one. Which is good cos now we know how far I have to bend and lift my upper leg to get there. the worse one for me pain wise is still the knee up on bed. I don't know what to do to stop sliding back once I get there, however I do have to wrap the sheet around my ankle and pull. I feel such pain then.
I also said I don't know fi the meds are helping. I have minimal pain other than when doing exercise. He said take them before exercises so you can try harder. I think it is pain in a few but it is that tightness that I feel. Still swollen but said since I was 3-4 years swollen that may take awhile. Anyway.......... whew.
Very glad I saw him, ( he retires year end) glad he worked me, gave me harder stuff to do, I know the girl I go to wont push that hard. Perhaps that is why she sent him to me, lolhe said coming back next week to see me. I said she said one this week and she wasn't back til jan 7th. He said NO way, you need to be checked, no. call in am, and tell them you MUST an dif they cant ask to speak to me directly I will fit you in. So may get a painful birthday present.
Just wish my shoulder wasn't bothering me so much feel as if I can't concentrate as that is paining so much. I just hope that I don't have some strange muscle thing going on, but not worrying about that. My goal is to tackle these exercises and have hubby feeling the muscle to see if it moves, hold my foot down in one, help coach on the stair one. Said my walking is good which I am glad for.
Anyway an hr physio took over 2.5 hrs but am so thankful for it. I feel as if I am now getting some proper hard exercises that will get me moving. whew.... now to take a pain pill. hubby will be up in an hr. lol
Other news, the kids always come here Christmas eve, used to be late when the were kids, then was 8 pm or so with their others, then when Thomas and Eva were smaller, dil insisted was too late as they are fussy. So now that they are bit older, hubby said 5:30 well she said to daughter 5:30 I want the excitement to continue on so when we come from mums party at work we can go there at 3. I told hubby what dd said, he said NO. I wont be ready and I want it in early eve. They are old enough to stay up some, we have a mickey xmas taped, they will ge their special gift from us... so then ds texts, Lisa ( dd ) says you are super busy and stressed and I work till noon and come help you to make this go smoother and earlier. Hubby texts back not sure what you can do to help, I want to go shopping ( even with hubbys stress he loves to go shopping for me xmas eve( go figure!) I have to clean house, and get reno stuff moved. not really anything you can help with. so will see you at 5:30. Ds says if you need my help call... okay see you at 5:30. So figure dil isn't going to be happy. Hubby says it is the one thing we ask, we don't say boo when she wants xmas at her parents and never do we see them boxing day as it is her birthday and she spends it with family. he said that is the one tradition and there is no reason now to be that much earlier. I just wonder if she wants to get the kids home. then Thomas told lisa ( dd) we are going to nana and pepes for supper, dil said no not supper. She knows that every year we have traditional meat pie ( Acadian ) meatballs, veggies, cheese etc. and I told her hubby was doing it all.
oh well that's fine, dd will be there and all will be fine as dil is fine once she gets here, but seem every year this is an issue. Tomorrow hubby was making most od xmas dinner, and wanted to take it to dd, along with me and dad. I said why, that is more work to haul all the food and us. so yesterday he agreed we can have it here, but not sure where we will sit as renos are tstil taking over dining room. Whatever with it on our laps? would like a tv tray for dad. Me still very little appetite so not worried at all. Am wondering about my appetite but oh well after xmas if I can get in to dr.
So going to help hubby as much as I can, and just enjoy my babies and family. They are all great kids even dil who is just stubborn like her father in law LOL
Merry Christmas all and have a great holiday!