This morning we discontinued my use of the magic elixir at around 6:30. This was all in preparation for me to do physical therapy later in the day. I got out of bed for PT at 11:00 this morning. Which felt amazing. You haven’t lived until you have spent 3 days lying completely flat in bed. You just haven’t.
Physical Therapy was great but a little painful. We started off with the therapist doing some simple range of motion and strength tests to assess my abilities. After that, she taught me how I have to sit-up, roll over, and stand. Until the incision site heals I am not allowed to twist my back at all so I have to be very mindful of that.
PT went really well. I practically begged (read implored) the therapist to let me walk but she was having none of it. Instead we practiced sitting up and standing which was an interesting experience. Standing up and straightening my legs felt very odd as I felt some muscles fire that I haven’t before. I was able to do it under my own strength though which the therapist said was pretty good. I stood up from a sitting position 3x. She also tested for extra muscle tone/spasticity and was unable to detect any. So far, so good. I have another PT session at 3 where I will try and walk with either parallel bars or a walker depending on how I do.
I have also noticed that my legs are sensitive and I feel needles when pressure is applied. This is apparently a part of the healing process because of the nerve work during surgery.
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