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Discussion: Back on your feet!

in: jima; jima > 2016-01-09

Jan 10, 2016 5:14 PM # 
Bet that feels good.
Jan 10, 2016 11:39 PM # 
It does. When I got the diagnosis went back in training logs for PG and BP to review their comments, etc. That help immeasurably in the lead-in to the surgery and also in knowing what to expect afterwards. I've done a lot of walking in the last 4 weeks, although I didn't log it along the way. Fortunate to have an old folks home just adjacent to us, so when the snow and ice came, the sidewalks were all cleared and snow/ice free.
Somewhat glad that snow was delayed, as one of the first questions I'd asked the doc was "when will I be able to XC ski?" He said to give it time, listen to my body. He also said, when Beth was in the room that spouses had a better sense of when we were overdoing it and that I was to listen to her and if she expressed any concern, I was to back down and not do it.
Physical therapist echoed the "listen to your body" bit as well - she made me repeat over and over "it will take my body 8-12 weeks to heal..."
Finally decided it was time to ask my body if it was ready for skiing, and thought I needed to give it a good basis on which to answer the question, so off I went.

Glad for rain on Sunday - got in a 30 minute walk before the heavens opened, but although my psyche wanted a short ski, body was OK with an off day.

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