First of all, this is all so confusing, not to mention having to start all over after post around 250 posts on old web-site. Plus I liked the other smiley faces better. These ones are just wierd. :sick:
Anyway, anyone who knows me knows I'm 20 weeks post op from a three level fusion with a NS. He wouldn't let me start PT until I was almost all the way fused. (which is a good thing and conservative) He didn't want my screws popping out, and wanted almost a solid fuse before starting my PT. I've been walking 1-1/2 miles a day for about 13 weeks now everyday, and was just released last week from my NS to get going on PT!!! YIPPY!!!
My PT couldn't believe my enthusiasm and how happy I was... She said she's never had a patient so excited about PT. I told her, "you lay around for 20 weeks doing absolutely nothing, besides walking, watching tv, internet, and eating, eating and eating, and see how you feel?
I just wanted everyone to know it was absolutely WONDERFUL!!! I'm so excited to start doing these core strengthening excercises. She said I'm doing very well for 52 female. She said a lot of people in your situation just give up, because they just can't handle it, and are messed up the rest of their lives, or need surgery again,....eeeeewwww :? NO WAY!!! I'll do anything she tells me. She said she's going to do a lot of pilates with me too.
Anyway after the excercising session, she used one of those electrical heat deep penetrating things on my surgery area. The funny part was trying to get me to lay on my belly. I haven't done that since before my injury. :P We FINALLY got me into position, she did her electrode thing, IT FELT SO AWESOME!!!!! She did it for about 15 minutes, I was in heaven!!! Then it was time to get up, HA!!!
It was near to impossible! I told her to call my hubby and tell him "he wouldn't be seeing me for a few days, and bring me some pj's." We were both laughing histerically trying to get me back on my feet. It was like "I've fallen, and I can't get up". It took us quite a while, but all in all IT WAS WONDERFUL!!
I was pretty sore this morning. I think it was from the episode of trying to get off the table though. But I charged on through it today, did my excercises, and 100% ready to get my "normal" life back. I am going to beat this!!! I will win!!!