Katie, glad to hear your mom is improving.
Tricia, I also read your friends story. Hearbreaking but insprirational all at the same time.
Had another MRI on Tuesday. Met with Dr. yesterday and he said that there is so much fluid in my leg that he couldn't read the scan. He's is leaning toward another infectionbu but is confused since I'm not running a fever or feel bad. So now I'm off to get a bone scan and more bloodwork on Sat. In the meantime, I'm back on crutches and was told to take it easy. That's what I have been doing the last 12 weeks!!!! So frustrating. Hopefully I will have more answeres next week.
Blalbo I am sooooo sorry you are going through that. Hopefully they can get to the bottom of it and get you back on track. Hang in there and definitely keep us all posted.
Blalbo I am sorry you are nhaving such a bad time. What was the date of yout surgery?. Please take it easy over the weekend. I know thats easier said than done.
Katie . i'm glad there are positive signs for your mom.
i walked almost all day yesterday and climbed a lot of steps and today it's more my quads that are bothering me. i was out of town and didnt have a choice and in light of all that's going on around us I'm just thankful i was able to do it
i'm keeping all of our group in my prayers. Have a good weekend everyone/
Best wishes on figuring out what's going on. I was sorry to hear of your set back.
I had tried doing a post a few weeks ago but did something wrong and it didn't happen...but I've been reading on a regular basis and wishing everyone progress in their recovery.
At this point I'm 13 weeks post surgery and my PT is close to releasing me as my hamstring has as much flexibility as the non injured site though it has 50% of its strength. I think he knows that I'll be continuing rehab on my own for strength building. I've been quite compliant over all with PT recommendations though I pushed it a bit several weeks ago when my husband and I rode 50 miles on our tandem. The weekend before I'd ridden 10 and 12 miles respectively and had attended several spinning classes during the week. I was willing to push it as I've been making steady progress without set backs. We did have several options to opt out if necessary but we didn't need to utilize them. I feel like it's a go for our summer plans to spend six weeks biking in the Pyrennes in June and July. All along that has been the goal I've focused on and my surgeon has said that he thinks we can get there. For those concerned with biking I've actually found a narrower performance seat to be better as it doesn't make as much contact with my incision line. On the cruise that I did at 7 weeks I wasn't comfortable sitting on the wider seats on the regular bikes but did okay on the spinning bikes for my 7 minutes which is where I was at that point.
My back has actually given me more trouble than my leg. Have others had difficulty with their SI joint staying in place. I was in the most restrictive archaic brace possible and it seems to have really wacked my back.
Pedaling on with joy.
My back definitely twinges more and aches more than normal. I'm still in the brace though (one more week!) and I think I over-compensate some movement, the way I sit, sleep etc. Hoping that works out for you. Your bike trip sounds wonderful. Haven't even thought of getting on my bike. Yipes.
Good luck Blalbo. Hoping this can be an easy fix.
Good morning everyone I'm so sad that many of you are having such big challenges in your personal lives and with your hamstring repair. Try to hang in there and continue to listen to your bodies without moving forward too quickly. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Don't give up! You'll get there!
There DEFINATELY will be setbacks after you start PT. At that point, ice and a little Aleve will be your friend. I visited my doc the other day and he said exactly that. Also remember that the body is readjusting in balance and remembering how to work as a system. My lower back muscles are always tight, but recently they have been tighter because I am starting more arobic work. Be sure and do what ever stretching you can in order to ask those muscles to relax. I spend 30 minutes just stretching after my workout! Message therapy and acupuncture has been helpful for me. Pedal on, if I'm not mistaken (I'm not a biker routinely) biking can be tough on the back if just coming back. I love being on the bike, but I find certain positions on it to be taxing on my back. You know best.
I am almost 5 months post op and have decided to stay in PT until after I am competing again. I'll have to negotiate a deal with my PT, but I'm committed to surpassing my previous level of functioning. I have now started running 1/2 mile at 7mph and then a 45 second sprint. Only you all can understand how exciting that is for me! We will add 1/4 mile per week now. But today my back is stiff so I have to skip it and only bike.
Blalbo- I have been using compression pants while running. I'm wondering if that would be helpful for you in order to deal with the fluid. If you wore them a few times a day, would that help get rid of the fluid? Maybe that's something to ask the doctor? It's like wrapping.
Well everyone, I am off to PT (what a surprise. I see them more than my family!) Please all, take care and hang on to those positive thoughts. It's so hard sometimes. I've had moments of real depression at times, but then suddenly I turn a cornier. I hope all of you have the same!
Godd evening everyone. i am now walking a lot now and on Thursday i did all the gardesn atthe Biltmore and climbed all 4 stories at the house , plus some shopping in Asheville. i spent the next day resting and today my leg is still aching . it was one of those times when i didnt want to slow anyone down so now i'm paying for it. i probably overdid it but i feel that by Monday i will probably be rested up.
Michelle i think the compression pants are a good idea for any of us. When i go out for any length of time i wear compression stockings and i know my leg feels better at the end of the day.
blalbo, keep us posted on what i's going on.
Syl- I'm going to be in Asheville in three weeks! Going into my first agility trial since the avulsion! I'm a little nervous, but so excited to be setting those goals again! Do you live down there Syl?
i live about 2 hours away in Winston-Salem.
if you are in Winston let me know. Is your e-mail on one of these post?