I had a PT evaluation on Tuesday, and I love, love, love my new PT. With the shoulder, I went to a clinic that basically used the same protocal for every patient and I would have an appointment at the same time as 4-5 other patients. I had very little hands on or one on one time with my PT. As a result, my shoulder is still not back to 100% , 6 months after surgery and I still have pain. The new PT is completely hands on. I will see her 2 times a week for 1- 11/2 hours each session and the therapy is completely 1 on 1. I am very excited, and I am hoping to get back out there sooner rather than later. It will most likely be about 8 more weeks, but in the grand scheme of not running for 8 months, what's another 8 weeks, right???
I also have weekly visits to the Coumadin clinic to moniter my INR for my blood thinners. I was advised that blood thinners don't actually dissolve clots ( did anyone else know this)?? It just reduces the risk of additional clots. So, I was told that I am still at risk for stroke, etc and that I will have to be on the Coumadin for 3 months to a year!! Craziness.
The important thing is that I am feeling sooooooo much better!! Pain is minimal, and since meeting my PT, I am moving forward with a pisitive attitude!! I have even added some core/abdominal exercises to my knee exercises. I am so looking forward to getting this body back in shape but not in time for swimsuit season - (yes, I have to wear one next week, uggghhh)..............
While on bedrest, I had a few little surprises......A good friend of mine brought her 5 year old daughter over to have a picnic in bed!! They brought me soup and we colored in coloring books. She brought about 10 cute little stuffed pink/sparkly animals over and lined them up on the bed beside my leg so that I would have more "friends" at my picnic!! How cute is that???