Physical therapy session #3 wasn't so great today. The ultrasound therapy actually hurt today. I got this really strong pain in my entire leg and had to tell my PT that is was hurting. I guess he had to change the setting because he said the waves sometimes bounce off of your bones. I also did the elliptical for 10 minutes on this super slow speed. I burned a whole 30 calories and my distance was .50 miles! I have three more sessions to go and then will see if all of this has paid off. The sucky thing about it is that while I am on the elliptical, I face a window. My view from the window faces a really nice fitness facility.....not so cool!
Throughout the course of this physical therapy I have been permitted to do other forms of cardio such as the stationary bike, elliptical and other strengthening exercises for my hamstring. Although I have been able to do all of these things with little or no pain, it always seem to hurt the next day. The pain seems to return just when I feel like things are starting to get better. It's pretty depressing and I feel like it's never going to get better until I just completely stop everything! I think the strengthening exercises that are part of the physical therapy are beneficial but the other forms of cardio are probably dragging the healing process out. So what do I do? Do I stop all of the cardio and stick to the exercises that are part of the physical therapy plan??? This is a tough decision for me!
|My Dad doing what he loves-fishing!|
Life is tough for him but he never leads me to believe that. Things that we all take for granted are everyday struggles for him but he never complains and maintains a positive outlook on life. He really wants to live. I think that is what has brought him this far and has convinced me that he is going to kick cancer in the ass! Excuse my language but I don't know any other way to say it because cancer is a beast.
|My Dad and I last Christmas|