Life's Challenges

Blog Post created by Youngatheart.7.4.12 on Sep 6, 2018

I have gone back to physical therapy because my swimming laps and walking 2 miles a day have not gotten my hip any stronger over the summer  (I had it repaired when it was broken in a fall on Mother's Day weekend).   I was beginning to fear I would not EVER be able to be off of a crutch or a cane, and might never be able to go for my beloved long walks by the river, participate in yoga, or swim using a frog kick.  I am not a sedentary human - and the idea of becoming one is my worst fear.

My PT today told me today there is NO reason I won't be walking without an aid, and doing yoga (at least MOST of it).   He is as perplexed as I am about the lack of progress - but we will concentrate on doing specific things to strengthen the hip now  He said it might take six months of hard work - but I should be back to my normal activities then.

SO glad I didn't smoke over it ---- what a waste THAT would have been....and I would have had the double whammy of having to go back to Day One when I was ready to enjoy my active life again.

Stay the course  - and NEVER think smoking would make ANYTHING better.  I am glad I made the right choice!