Sunday, November 07, 2010
Well.. I did my first walk around at the local forest preserve yesterday since I hurt my knee. I have 1 more final physical therapy session next week when I get released.
4 months of very limited activity has set me back and attacked my self confidence! To say I'm out of practice would be an understatement! I did manage to make it around the whole lake, and do the hill 2 times verses my normal 3. I am still shaky coming down off the hill. I am afraid of really hurting it again, wore my knee braces to give me some added stability.
I am so mad at myself for putting me in this situation. I am 56 years old, pretty active up until this point. This whole thing has put a whole new perspective on my mortality, plus the fact that Mom also had an issue and thought she was having a heart attack. Needless to say with all these health issues I was set to thinking.....
I need to take more care of me. This is the only body I have. I need to take care of it, push the limitations of course, but not do foolish things to prove a point! Knowing your limitations is a good thing. I do not have to prove to ANYONE what I can or can not do.
I need my confidence back! My knees don't need surgery at this point, but they are weaker. I HAVE to be aware of it.
I will SLOWLY work up to where I was before the injury. I will overcome this.
I could any encouragement you want to send my way!