Thursday: rained so I took it easy inside. I was really bummed.....just sad at all of the physical changes with my body since 8/5/12, my last triathlon. I was what I consider at my peak! Again, I feel like my brain and body has turned to mush! I know it's the narcs..... Even such a low dose does it -oh well! I need it to heal as pain can delay healing!
Friday: I saw the ortho doc. While I'm not his typical patient, (I can have high expectations and be hard on myself!), my doc is great-so patient and encouraging! He emphasized the crappy condition of my patella and it's function in the joint- he said the pain is for real and not in my head! The pain will slowly get better! We have a plan!
He injected solumedrol/lidocaine solution intra-articulately.... Yes, it hurt!!! It should take a few days to kick in and I should get relief. How much? Only time will tell!! In the meantime, he cleared me to advance my activity as tolerated. I can do stationary bike progressing to elliptical. He said swimming was great too as well as I should focus on strengthening my quads. I have to do exercises without knee stress so knee extensions for example are out!! I'm starting physical therapy on tuesday to get a home program started! I need a routine and goals!! I'm so ready for this!
Today, I deep cleaned a full bathroom-I'm pooped! I'm weak-core especially! I've stretched with a resistance band focusing on legs. Also did a few planks then bike motion with legs while on my back- figured it would stretch my knee AND strengthen my core! I'm thinking baby steps since I've been virtually inactive for 45 days now!!
Here it is, the evening...... I'm going to watch football with my lovely hubby, who's been amazing and supportive! I'm blessed!