Sunday, March 1, 2009

I'm in the Home Stretch

I only have 3 more days til I see the surgeon to get off crutches. I am doing all of the last minute strengthening I can, and have begun to try to take a few steps on my own. Generally I will lean on something so I am not putting all of my weight on the hip, but once or twice I have just tried to walk. Surprisingly it didn't hurt at all, which wasn't good as a deterrent. I need to feel some pain so I know what I am doing is wrong, but I have been telling myself to stay on crutches and just suck it up for another 3 days and I will be done. There really isn't anything I can't do so sometimes it is hard to remember to behave. I woke up this morning, got out of bed and forgot I am still on crutches so I started to walk to the closet to put on some shoes. I did remember after a few steps so I grabbed the crutches and counted down another day. I just did 7.5 miles in 30 minutes on the stationary bike so my muscles are doing well, and it didn't hurt. Anyway, I can finally see the light at the end of this long 9 month tunnel of surgeries. Hopefully I am done with the major stuff, though I think I will be having my screws removed this summer. I will ask the doc about that this week. Until Wednesday...

1 comment:

Abner & Jennie said...

Yay, I'm so happy for you!! Freedom at last :) It is a weird feeling when you're walking and forget that you're supposed to be on a crutch and have to go walk over to get it... my PT made me stay on 1 crutch for the 2nd 6 weeks, but I think that's what I needed. Will count down the days with you!