Friday, July 11, 2008

Knee Progress....... + bits and bobs.

I am really pleased with the way my knee recovery is progressing. Swelling is reducing each day, movement is increasing, and pain is down to just about nothing. the fact that i am restricted in what i can do is VERY frustrating, but at the same time i do not want to inhibit my recovery. Prior to surgery VMO on Left leg had basically fallen asleep........ well today i saw some signs of it re waking up............ YEAH!

I am allowed to walk..... that's all for the lower body at the moment. Initially i was walking at 5.5 km/h. I have now been able to increase this to 6.5 km/h......... good progress in 3 days. I see my physiotherapist next Friday....... really hoping i will be able to add in some lower body rehab exercises. 

My upper body workouts are continuing as normal. I have even been able to do full Chest and Triceps push ups.... I just hook my bad leg on top of the other one and off I go. 

I have recently started seeing Jan Purser (Naturopath) at Food Body and Health in Mt Lawley. She is an amazing lady. It appears that my gut does not digest food as it should and my hormone levels are all over the place. As a result i am now taking 5 different herbs and vitamins, morning and night. Initially I kept forgetting to take them...... yes i know they are not going to do too much for me sitting in the bottle. Now that i have been consistently taking them I really feel like things are starting to change. Some of the symptoms i suffered from were sugar cravings, poor energy levels, fatigue, aches and pains, drowsiness, sleep problems, (yes i know most of these sound like the life of a fitness/figure competitor, but were evident even before this became a hobby),decreased ability to handle stress, and water retention. I feel like some of these have already started to reduce . I am really excited about how i am going to feel once they really kick in and get started.

I would highly recommend a visit for anyone to see a Natural Therapist........ its amazing what can be unearthed. Before seeing Jan, i thought this was just my make up and that i had to accept that this was how I would be............ now that there are reasons and the reasons are been treated..... WOW. 

Wore a pair of size 10 cargo pants i had only bought last week in Perth today.......... and they felt more roomy on me........ BRING IT ON!!!!!!!! Love this feeling... I am sure you can all agree.

Until next time, train hard but more importantly eat well.

Maryanne x

1 comment:

Tara said...

Hiya Maryanne, glad to hear that your knee is on the mend. I am sure you will be back into leg sessions before you know it. Your comment about a naturopath is certainly food for thought. Have a lovely week.

Tara :o)