Thursday, February 10, 2011

Back to the Doc Part II

Today's doc appointment went even better than I expected.  My incisions were healed completely and I was able to get all the bandages off my leg.  The doc said that my range of motion was good so I didn't have to do any physical therapy (I didn't know that was up for debate so yeah! no therapy) and I could swim and workout again.  I was expecting a long list of things I could not do, but instead I was told that I could do anything that was non-impact.  I can basically do anything except run and jump.  I can even lift weights on the bottom half of my body with some limitations there, but I can live with that. 

This means that I can do the elliptical (which is officially how I will be training for my next half) the bike, swim, and weights.  He did say that I cannot run for 4 more weeks which puts a little bit of a kink in my next run but like I said, I will just do my running on the elliptical machine.  I'm just so happy to be able to move again that I cant stand myself.  He even said I could do Zumba as long as I skipped the jumping.

After my doc I met with the brace guy and my brace was in, ready, and fabulous!  This is the 3rd knee brace I have been fitted for and I just assumed it would be just like the rest but it is a little bit different feel.  It applies pressure to the inside of my knee to take the force off the outside of my knee.  Just a little awkward but I am sure I will adjust to it.

Can you see it?  No need for reflective clothing anymore.  I just love it.

When I got home I had to test this new knee brace out and see if I had lost all of my cardio.  I rocked out the elliptical on level 7 for 30 minutes.  I was sweating like crazy and just had a big ol smile posted on my face.  After my cardio I wanted to swim but I just didn't have the time.

I went and watched some ballgames, did some cleaning and then made it back to the gym for another 20 minutes and got to swim.  Both trips to the gym today were incredibly short but I would have gone 10 times if I could have.  I got to get in the pool and swam half a mile before I just called it a night.  My tank is empty.

As far as the brace goes it held up right nice, I am hopeful to see how it works.  I'm already looking forward to my next workout, even though I have no idea what I will do tomorrow, I have not planned that far in advance.  Ill let you know how it goes.

Hope you all have a great night!

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