Thursday, February 9, 2012

In Other Words....

Had I not caught a cold and had to rearrange all my appointments, I would be seeing the spine specialist this morning, and I think he would probably be releasing me from physical therapy.  I'm not sure, of course, but the fact that I am making progress, have been very dedicated to my PT exercises, and can move my own hip back into place has made physical therapy sessions a bit less important.  I'll find out next week.  I was hoping, of course, that I'd be ALL better by now, but I now know that this problem has taken a few years to get this bad, so while I have been optimistic enough to believe that I could fix it with just a month or two of physical therapy and have been quite stunned that it didn't, that probably wasn't realistic.  I have now (lacking any other option) decided to be philosophical about all of this.  2 1/2 months ago, I was in so much pain I was passing out.  2 months ago I couldn't drive myself anywhere.  1 month ago I always had a little niggling pain in my back.  2 weeks ago I was still screeching "OW" every time I sneezed.  This week I have a cold and can cough and sneeze without pain.  If I have to take a few more weeks to build up to something OTHER than walking in the pool (did I mention the therapist said no outdoor walks this week?), I will still get there.  Slow progress is still progress.

I can become quite philosophical about these things when I have no other option.  Funny how that works...........

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