Thursday, January 12, 2012

My Treadmill Privileges Have Been Revoked

I may be the first person in history to have her treadmill privileges revoked during physical therapy.  It turns out that "no impact" in the physical therapy world doesn't simply mean "don't run."  It also seems to mean "no incline, no speed, and walk like your grandmother."  The re-alignment that we've worked so hard to achieve is still quite fragile, and after my nice 30-minute workout of relatively-gentle hill walking, I found out at physical therapy yesterday that the other hip had now turned and was causing the morning back spasms I'd experienced the previous two days.  After 20 minutes of being yanked back into alignment and a visit with the spine doctor today, I have been banished to the elliptical machine (gentle), swimming, and walking in the pool and have been assigned one more month of physical therapy.  Oops.

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