In an effort to again take control and be pro-active in my recovery, I've joined a gym this week.
I feel really good that I'm at least trying to sort myself out and improve my core strength and overall fitness.
I've had two 'induction' sessions so far and will have the last one on Friday. I've been shown all the different equipment and what each one does specifically, and what weights I should be using to start off with.
I should have gone swimming straight afterwards, but decided to use the treadmill instead. Phew, was I hot and sweaty afterwards. I only did cardiovascular exercises today and hopefully can start on the other equipment properly after Friday.
I'll be given a programme on Friday tailored to my individual needs - and he knows about my back, so will bear that in mind. I'm feeling a bit sore back-wise at the moment (and had to have a dollop of oramorph liquid when I came home), but I was uncomfortable when I woke up this morning anyway so at least I know it's nothing to do with what I did/or didn't do at the gym.
I'll carry on with the swimming also (it's at the same place and my membership covers all the activities there, which is brill).
Just thought I'd let you all know. I'm feeling more positive this week than I have for a very long time - long may it continue!!!
I've only got to get through the interview tomorrow, then I can relax for the rest of the week!
2 x Microdiscectomy 2005 / PLIFusion 2-level 2010 / revision surgery 2011 / NEVRO Senza spinal cord stimulator implanted February 2013. I WILL NOT GIVE IN / UP !!