Yep, that Is me right after my 10 minute treadmill walk.
Since ladies don’t sweat, let’s just say I worked up a good perspiration!
That’s right, that’s right, I am back in the KTC, aka Kaiser Torture Chamber.
The exercises for the hip are not as intense as the exercises for the knee, but they are necessary and I have to be consistent.
Today, I walked up and down steps the normal way, not just one leg down then the other step at a time, a practice I have long embraced to accommodate the pain in my knee and hip.
And (drumroll please) I was finally was able to get both legs up on the leg press, something I could not master in the knee classes, twenty reps with both legs, twenty reps with just the surgical leg.
Oh Happy Day!
I am learning to relinquish my Chester walk, ala “Gunsmoke,” for a normal gait.
Hey, I also managed to do full revolutions on my nemesis, that hulking behemoth, The Bike.
They were not pretty and smooth revolutions but they were 360 degree revolutions.
I am pretty proud of myself.
Yay for me!
Yep, it is my time, again, this time for the hip.
I have graduated from Clyde, my walker, to Citizen Cane, my cane.
Citizen Cane and I get along fairly well, but I have been known to walk away and leave him behind. I don’t think we will be together long.
There is just this one little thing,
Now my left hip and knee are beginning to complain.
I guess they want some attention, too!