If anyone's heard me whine lately, express my discontent, you know I've been in a lot of pain these past few days and wanting to curl up in a ball. I was taking my maximum of pain meds and Tylenol, and couldn't get out of it.
I had PT today and actually had a real workout, even by my standards, it felt like the real deal. And my PT (I work with two therapists) did a lot of manual manipulation today...and as he pointedly told me, it's always a fight with me because I'll want to either (a) do more than I was told to, or (b) guard too tight and not relax sufficiently to permit proper distraction. Dunno why, maybe because he "let me" work out first, I rode the bike, I lifted weights, and worked up a sweat, I got tuckered out enough that when it was time for manipulation, I gave it up. I felt two very distinct releases in my hip, and it was magical. We got a 15 degree improved ROM! That was incredible!
Just wanted to share, I had an 11am appointment and I've been riding a high wave ever since. I'm just coming down now (but that's normal for me,...around 4pm my body tends to start down shifting)....
I am not doubled over in pain, I immediately got on my ice and it feels sufficient, I've been happier than a lark all day, and while I can feel the edema, I don't feel that same "pull/pinch" in my groin.
Who knows what the weekend will bring, but I wanted to share. My physical terrorists are actually awesome guys and I love them to bits, especially because they put up with me!
My pain level is about a 3.
Now here is where you guys come in. I felt so good I wanted to go for a walk. But no. I did not. I just had 90 minutes of PT and walked out (forgetting my cane!)....so even though I felt good, no,...don't push it.
See guys? I'm listenin'....I'm learnin'......