April 29, 2015

Being Injured

I've mentioned that in late January I injured my knee tearing 3 different ligaments.
On  March 20th I had ACL reconstruction.
Bleh.

I was supposed to get my surgery earlier but I did not have full enough range of motion so I started going to physical therapy three times a week.

It pained me to not get the surgery as soon as possible and to admit to myself that I did not have enough range of motion.

So hesitantly I went and started religiously going to PT. 
PT was and is a slow, slow process but as far as I can tell it is working.
After surgery I have started all over again with the physical therapy.

I am cautious not to push myself too much too fast because my therapist thinks I could. 
Slow and steady is the name of the game here.
So I am hoping with the exercises and stretches I will continue to be on the road to recovery. 

This injury has taught me a few things...
1. I am terrible at being injured. 
2. The physical pain isn't as bad as knowing I can't just get up and go run or even walk a good mile. I have not been able to find another way to exercise, but soon I should be able to!
3. I got injured during a time of year where the weather conditions are perfect and will be recovering when the weather becomes too hot to be outdoors.
4. Lastly, and on a positive note, this injury has made me grateful. Not being able to run, walk, bike, exercise---has really made me thankful for my ability to be active when I am injury free. I need to remember that not all is lost and it will come back.


Physical therapy does take quite of a bit of time out of my day but being injury free will be so worth it.


Make today worth it!

3 comments:

  1. Getting injured always teaches you something.

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  2. Things like this always seen to happen at the time in life that you don't want it to!

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  3. oh damn. i've had that surgery. that SUCKS. and that stationary bike is the DEVIL. i hate that thing.

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