Starting Week 4 – and Guardedly Optimistic
Tuesday, October 04, 2011
Well I started week 4 of my physical therapy as laid out in the book “Treat Your Own Knees”. That combined with drug therapy seems to have reduced my knee pain quite a bit. It is still there, trust me, and I can still feel that ligament or tendon, whatever it is. But, it doesn’t seem quite as prominent. I’m praying that it is slowly relaxing. The swelling and inflammation has gone down as well. The other morning when I woke up I could plainly feel where that ligament went under the kneecap. I still don’t know it’s name.
Last Friday I went shopping for almost 3 hours. Why, you ask, would I do that when I’ve been working so hard to get my knee back to normal and shopping is the worst on it. But you see, I’m to be a Grandma again, my daughter is due in November and her shower was Saturday. I had already crocheted her a blanket and purchased her big gifts on line, however, I needed clothes. Now imagine a Grandma to be in the store looking at cute baby clothes. I simply had to get something for my other grandbaby as well. Too bad that the pain, of course, increased even though I took an IB just before shopping, so I took a vicodin before bed. All and all it was ok, while at the shower and her house I was fine, but I did have quite a bit of discomfort during the 2 hour drive both ways. Sunday I was much better. Monday I went grocery shopping for an hour, splitting my PT before and after. I tolerated it much better than I had in a long time. I did however, have to take a vicodin at bedtime, but woke feeling really good.
So, at this point, I plan on continuing this PT for the rest of my life. It’s pretty simple but it is yielding great results. I do look forward to being off the IB 3x a day and the occasional vicodin at bedtime. I’ma gonna be just fine!
For a while now I’ve not been real diligent on my diet end of Spark. I had been holding my own, but I gained a pound last week. So hubby and I are getting back on it again. I need to anyway, we’ve been eating out too much and that hurts my pocket book, hence the grocery shopping on Monday. I just really couldn’t do the shopping. But I’m going to try and buy just 2 or three days of groceries at a time and then I won’t be on my feet quite so long at a time.
It’s all good.
Take care of you! Hugs.