Monday, 29 June 2015

Hip reconstruction - physio and pool-rehab begins

Day 29 - Second visit to the physio today. I'm now allowed to start "weaning" myself off crutches at home over the next 2 weeks, although I still have to use them when I go out. I remember from my previous procedures that having crutches means most people are cautious and will stay out of your way!

I'm also allowed to start walking in the pool. Swimming is also OK, as long as I use kickboards and don't kick at all. Which is more like dog-paddle than swimming, but whatever... :)

Favourite conversation from physio visit:
"I need to do something, I think I've put on 5kg in the last 4 weeks just sitting around eating crap".
"Completely normal, don't worry about it, the weight will come off when you start rehab".

Yay! :)

Day 30 - First day of pool-rehab. "Walk in the water for no more than 10 minutes". "And if you want to do some arm exercise, use a kickboard/noodle/buoy under your body/legs but NO kicking or leg movement, and no more than 10 minutes".

Sounded easy at the time, but ERK - think a nana-nap may be on the cards this afternoon... :/ #coffeetime #hipreconstruction

Met some lovely senior citizens down the "walking in water" end of the pool. Fun times. :)

Day 31 - Next challenge completed! ‪#‎stairs‬ ‪#‎day31‬ ‪#‎hipreconstruction‬ ‪#‎ligamentumteres‬ ‪#‎recovery‬
Next challenge completed! #stairs #day31 #hipreconstruction #ligamentumteres #recovery
Day 35 - Always entertaining visiting a public pool on crutches. Tonight's classic from a very nice, limping senior citizen in a booming voice that I'm sure the entire establishment could hear - "G'day love - hip or knee?!" Last week I was given the number of "a great hydrotherapist who specialises in senior... err... well, never mind, I'm sure she'd see you too!" ‪#‎expandingmysocialcircle‬ :/

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