Wednesday, August 17, 2011
First...I haven't blogged this week. So the very first thing on my mind is my spark friend, NINJALINDA, who lost her husband this week. I have a very heavy heart about it and I am praying for her and her family. I am asking anyone reading to please say a prayer for her and her family too.
Second, I have been continuing this week with PT. A good bit of my PT has been lying on a table, doing reps that strengthen my quads (as well as work on improving the alignment of the kneecaps...most especially when I tighten the quad). I thought the brace would be a burden. I was a bit grouchy about it but I feel like a million bucks each and every time that I use it. I have been able to add elliptical in the last few weeks (no more than 10 minutes). I do need to make time to do it on the non-PT days.
Anyhow...so back to where I was with PT this week. The left knee (the most problematic) is improving. The right knee is a bit of a head scratcher. I have had no discomfort with the right knee, yet that kneecap doesn't track proper (and we haven't been taping or bracing it), the leg is not straight (when measured)...but the left leg is straight. Plus we have the bowed knee factor on this leg. It is a wonder I have not had injury with that leg. Honestly. So we are keeping an eye on it and might take other action.
I was allowed to spend some minutes on the treadmill during the two PT sessions. Not even a light jog pace, but we are testing the waters and all is well. I was grateful to be able to start back. It also makes me self concious about my shoes. I had held off on getting new shoes but it is time now. So I will check out my options. I have also been lazy and not put on socks. I need to put the socks on now that a chunk of my time is on my feet now.
I am happy to report fitness minutes and see improvement.