Changing Up My Physical Therapy
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
I reached a potential milestone yesterday in physical therapy! This week, my therapist is going to try to drop my therapy sessions down to 2 instead of 3. If that works, we will try to do only 2 sessions per week. This was great news since I have been going to physical therapy 3 times a week since February. I was giddy this morning at the thoughts of having 3 days in a row without being married to therapy appointments. Don't get me wrong, my therapists are top notch but I've been in physical therapy for 4 months! (Three weeks before my surgery and then starting up again one week post-op.)
The only thing that would make me happier at this point, besides not having any more setbacks, would be for me to achieve a strength level that would allow me to get back to doing water aerobics. I've been out of water aerobics since December. Yikes - I've been away from it for almost 6 months! That is a very long time for me to be away from doing something that I love!
I am now on an "at home strengthening program". All of my exercises at this point are done with free weights or bands. Granted, the weights and bands are wimpy weights but I don't care because I'm making progress. This whole process has been very humbling for me. The human body is an amazing machine and I have developed a whole new respect for all it can do!