I went to the PT evaluation today. I think it went better than what I expected. I walked around this indoor track for 6 minutes. My percentage was 45% today. On June 3rd, it was 38%. That is a 7% increase in 3 weeks. On the back strength and mobility, today is was 33%. Before it was 24%. That is a 9% increase. So even though the numbers aren't a significant increase, a little is better than none at all. He said for me to go to the pain management appt and the ortho. appt on Friday. He will send the paperwork with his recommendations to my ortho(surgeon). He does want me to continue the PT in the water for a couple more weeks, 5 more sessions. And then do another eval at that point. Then he said we'll probably go to "land" equipment. He told me that I have been doing the water therapy at 25% of my body weight. And yesterday, it was increased to 30%. He did say that we could get more aggressive with the water and do different things.
So, I just wanted to let all of you know how things stand. I guess I'll know more on Friday when I go to both appts. I assume I'll know more about when to go back to work. On the last paperwork the doctor sent in,it said approx. date of return to work was the 29th. I hope that date will change. As much as I want to go back, I know I am just not there yet.