just another baby step
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
This is another whirlwind doctor visit week.
Pt yesterday. Orthopedic Knee doc today (pre-op visit), PT tomorrow, and pre-op visit with my PCP (Didn't I JUST see her last week for my annual, and the week before for the rash/bloodwork, etc.), annual mammogram on Thursday.
The physical therapist put a pillow case on the piece of equipment to protect my face... that seemed to help. It was a good 30 minute session, with its challenges and weights.
Yesterday was also my monthly phone meeting with the health coach through my insurance - and I dreaded telling her about the weight gain due to the steroids for the rash and pain - she said it is understandable, and that was a reason for the weight gain.
I could not bring myself to change my weight tracker on here. Sorry, folks.
My very short term plan until surgery is this:
Get decent sleep (as much as possible)
drink my 8 cups of water.
Aim for recumbent bike 2x's per week 5-10 minutes
Aim for wii fit - yoga, balance, stepping 2-3x's per week 10-15 minutes.
Aim - banish 2 lbs before June 15.
Keep calories in the 1500 - 1600 range (difficult to do!)
(I have kept it under 1700 for two days, that's a start)
Physical therapy 2 x's per week (til it ends)
daily home physical therapy routine
one rest day per week (at least - due to recovery from surgery(s)).
Oh, and I forgot one more major thing:
Focus on my breathing (yoga breathing, deep cleansing breaths). This has been difficult because my asthma allergies are a bit aggravated right now.