Long Tuesday musings, everyone is improving
Tuesday, November 05, 2019
DH is happily snoring on the couch wearing his "cataract sunglasses" after having his other eye done this morning. Superman with super-vision under supervision!
It was funny to see my charmer in action with all the ladies at the surgical center. He's the guy who ends up being the life of the party; he hasn't changed! Leaves them all rolling their eyes.
PT is continuing to challenge me and my therapist. It might be one simple exercise (possibly improperly performed by me on Friday) that did me in. As I worked it yesterday I told the therapist "Aha, check this out".
Simple; stand on a step with one leg off the step, both feet level. Drop the "hanging" leg down an inch or two by relaxing. Tighten all the muscles on the "standing" leg and pull up to level again. I think I had been relaxing the standing leg and allowing the inner hip joint to take up the slack. I have Ehler-Danlos (double jointed) and my cartilage and tendons took the brunt of my relaxed joint. Like grinding your teeth! There's been lots of clunking and snapping in the bad joint when I walk. Hopefully it will tighten up again.
Been down this road before but I was much younger and riding horses. More than once I had to have someone stand on my foot while someone else pulled the rest of me to get the hip realigned. Yeah, gross, but that's me! Fun to watch, stretchable and gross.
MORTICIAADAMS, I know exactly where your mind is going.