This week, I’ve had a rude reminder that a return to fitness is not linear. For the most part, this last week has been a challenge, both mentally and physically. I’ve had some pain at the attachment site (ischial tuberosity) and with the thought of not wanting to go through inflammatory tendinitis because I’ve overdone it, I consciously dialled it back on a few days last week. My lack of activity is playing havoc with my sleep patterns and I’m hoping that this week brings more sunshine in terms of what I can do.
Progress last week:
Tuesday: 5553 steps
Wednesday: 5300 steps
Thursday: 7730 steps
Friday: 5200 steps (Note: went to Coles and did the grocery shopping – just about wiped me out 🙁 )
Saturday: 3786 steps
Sunday: 9280 steps (Not sleeping well, so thought I’d bump up the movement a bit)
Today I have my first post op visit to the physiotherapist where I’ll be able to assess where I am and what I can do. I have noticed that I have way more mobility than I did at the beginning of last week, even though I’m sore. Plus Mr Lucy has set up the spin bike, DVD player and wide screen TV in my little rehab cave, so I am looking forward to trying out the bike this week, if sitting on the seat is tolerable.
Overall, not a great deal to report – between weeks three and four seems to be a case of “keep on keeping on”. Here’s to progress this week!