Friday, November 02, 2012
I had my third assessment with PT today and I passed! I achieved all the goals that were set and am to continue on my own at home. My knee still hurts, but PT can't help that. I do have exercises to work on my core strength and the muscles in the leg to help ease the burden on my knee. And losing weight would help to!
So I set up my mat routine on my iPhone Fitness app. I did a few exercises today and will do more tomorrow. Now that I'm not going to PT 3 times a week, I have 1 hour and 40 minutes back in my life! 20 minutes driving there (on a good traffic day) an hour at PT, and the drive home. So I can do a 30 minute mat routine, or take a walk in place of that time, and still have time to do things around the house. I'm happy. I did learn some new things to do, and ways to sit, stand, sleep, etc to improve my posture/core problems. And they are helping. I could have continued with the pool exercising, but I'm not a pool person. I much prefer working out at home.
Had my Remicade infusion yesterday. Been having minor Crohns cramping for a week or so. Hoping that settles down soon. Makes it hard to eat veggies. Cramping means I usually opt for milder foods with less fiber. Scrambled eggs and toast for example. Things easy on the GI tract.
Anyway, looking forward to a nice, quiet weekend. I need to work on getting the house clean, especially now that I'll have more time. And I need to practice more. And work on my piano studio: sorting and filing away music, planning for students, etc.
I feel for the post hurricane sufferers! Anyone who's been through a hurricane knows how stressful the aftermath can be. Long lines, no gas, very little food in the grocery stores, lack of electricity, no phones, including cell phones (we could text at times but calls were difficult if not impossible), etc. Usually after a week or two things are getting back to normal. After Katrina, we had shortages and long lines for weeks. I have a feeling it'll be like that for NY and NJ. Plus, the people of NYC who suffered 9/11 must be dealing with flashbacks of that event, with the power outages, transportation issues, etc. I hope the mental health profession is doing all they can to assist those people dealing with the stress of this storm and memories of the past!