a tough week
Last week’s post seemed to be almost too prescient, as I literally had my first and worst accident within an hour of writing it. The dog incident: Murphy was just being a dog, and I was feeling so good that I had basically just forgotten all about my injury, and I went from lying flat on my back to lunging forward, twisting, and reaching for him as he went lunging across me to attack the window and bark at the passersby. I was in agony almost instantly. This was really, really dumb, and I paid for it all night and into the morning (I actually had to take a pain pill so I could sleep). Last week, the theme was that I was in the danger zone, and boy was I right. In week 4, I had at least 5 incidents where I was just moving to normally, too fast, or too carelessly. I forgot to tell myself that I’m still hurt, and consequently had 3 pivoting issues, one misstep on some cobblestones, and the dog incident. I would classify this week as being a pretty severe setback as due to these events, I’ve needed to take a break from my rehab. If you’re recovering from this surgery….TAKE IT EASY!!!!! Be sure to remind those around you that you’re still injured and if you feel that you can’t do something, stand your ground. It’s not all doom and gloom though, let’s get to the goods!
Welcome back to the blog and thanks for reading! I am currently in week 4 and feel like right now I’m beginning to enter “The Danger Zone.” What I mean by this is that I’ve now returned to a pretty normal life and feel pretty good doing most things that I’m allowed to do, which is why it’s dangerous! I still can’t swim, or run, or walk around a lot, or sit in a chair normally, or drive long distances, or do any lower body work that isn’t rehab, or sleep well in my bed, or put socks on, or tie my shoes, or many of the things that I want to do…..BUT, I can do pretty much everything else (like drink beer, smash pizzas, binge watch, get fat, do my job, do some chores around the house, use the bathroom without help). The point is, I’m getting better, and as my discomfort decreases, my sub-conscious awareness of my injury and limitations also decreases, and that’s how I’ve hurt myself in the past week. Keep reading to find out this week’s revelations: