Today marks officially seven week’s post op and the last week has been a rollercoaster to say the least. I visited my physio who gave me clearance to swim, to use the cross trainer, do weights and upgraded the rehab side of things. I was very excited and thought that I might head back to the gym when disaster struck – I was cleaning the kitchen floor in my slippers, when suddenly – whoosh! I slipped forward and onto the floor, bad leg first.
It was excruciating – and I lunged towards the couch before I had a chance to faint. Wow, injury is a painful thing! It originally felt like I had torn my butt muscles but as the gluteus maximus lies over the ischial tuberosity and by definition the hamstring attachment. I was extremely worried that I had retorn the hamstring off the bone again. I limped to the physio again on Friday who diagnosed a piriformis tear and advised rest – so did my surgeon, who I had emailed immediately in a panic.
Four days of pain passed with no exercise, and finally on Monday, I started feeling a bit better. Today I went for a pedal on the stationary bike, took the dog for a walk, and drumroll…went to the gym for the first time today. I tried the treadmill and the cross trainer and did my rehab exercises and some upper body weights. I’m probably going to be sore with DOMS tomorrow but I am looking forward to that type of pain.
Hopefully if I recover well from today, I might get a swim in tomorrow. Bring on recovery and strength and fitness and all the good feelings that come with it!