Normally today I’d be heading for physical therapy, but not anymore. Today is the first day of my physical therapy independence! It does feel a little strange not going, but I’m ready for this new chapter. Most every exercise I do at PT can be done in my home or at the gym. The one thing I thought I might not be able to replicate was the leg straightening with the heavy, heated blanket. However, I did manage to figure something out at home since I’d like to try to reinforce the straightening as much as possible. Here’s how I do it…I microwave one of those heating pads, put it on top of my knee; I then place a large pillow on top and then two dumbells, each weighing 3 pounds. Then I let it sit for ten minutes. Oh, the joy! It felt very similar to what I did in PT, and I felt my leg go straight against the floor. Where there’s a will, there’s a way!
It’s an absolutely gorgeous day today, so I thought I’d try out my legs a little later by going for a short walk with camera in tow. I still have this darn groin pain but it’s definitely not as intense as before. I think once the swelling goes down in my knee completely and within the next several months, it will get better and better.
Have an awesome day everyone!