First Therapy Session
Monday, August 19, 2013
This morning I had my first therapy session to help me build up the strength in my left leg. Now, I'm tired. I have three exercises to do that will help my thigh muscles. I did them at the office and I'll do them again tonight. I haven't had any real pain, but my thigh is really tired. My blood pressure was a bit better. Last Wednesday 150/110 and today 161/86. I've been following the DASH diet as best I can. It may have been a bit elevated because I'm now parking a little farther, both to push myself and because I no longer have the handicapped permit, and I can fell my heart beat faster after that. I really need to push myself and park farther so I can get my bp down.
The therapist went over my range of motion, my pain and my goals. I really want to be able to get around with these crutches. I never knew how difficult it really was, and add to that my age. I'm tired of being stuck at home. As it is, unless I can get someone to take me somewhere or get them to get things for me, than I can't do it. Just getting around at home is rough. I have to have a bag with me at all times so that I can carry things around. I have to take any plate or bowl and move them at arm's lengths in order to be able to eat. By the time I get basic preparations done for a meal, I have to sit down because my right leg will be in pain since I can't put any weight on my left leg.
I'm feeling good about things and I'm not going to let things get me down for long. When I was filling out the form this morning, one of the questions was about broken bones. It asks the age you were and after I wrote down 28 and 56, I was hoping that doesn't mean I'll be breaking another bone in 28 years!