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Changing Up My Physical Therapy

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

I reached a potential milestone yesterday in physical therapy! This week, my therapist is going to try to drop my therapy sessions down to 2 instead of 3. If that works, we will try to do only 2 sessions per week. This was great news since I have been going to physical therapy 3 times a week since February. I was giddy this morning at the thoughts of having 3 days in a row without being married to therapy appointments. Don't get me wrong, my therapists are top notch but I've been in physical therapy for 4 months! (Three weeks before my surgery and then starting up again one week post-op.)
The only thing that would make me happier at this point, besides not having any more setbacks, would be for me to achieve a strength level that would allow me to get back to doing water aerobics. I've been out of water aerobics since December. Yikes - I've been away from it for almost 6 months! That is a very long time for me to be away from doing something that I love!

I am now on an "at home strengthening program". All of my exercises at this point are done with free weights or bands. Granted, the weights and bands are wimpy weights but I don't care because I'm making progress. This whole process has been very humbling for me. The human body is an amazing machine and I have developed a whole new respect for all it can do!
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    One step at a time. You are making it happen.
    2569 days ago
    Congrats on your progress! So hoping you can get back to the water exercise you love. Can't believe it has been 6 months. Hang in there. I know you will... Admire your persistence and fortitude, Cyndi! -Marsha
    2572 days ago
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    2572 days ago
    emoticon That's a great improvement for you. It is, I know from many experiences with it, extremely hard to rush off to dr or therapy appointments all the time. No time to catch your breath between! Keep up the great work! emoticon emoticon
    IKacey co-leader of the Chair Exercise Team
    2572 days ago
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