This is my theme for this week. I have to work through pain, and come out the other side, having done all that has been asked of me, and more. I WILL get through Physical Therapy, and will be moving forward every single minute.
Being in pain, is luckily something that you never remember. You can remember that you had it, but cannot remember what it felt like. If we could recall pain, I am pretty sure, we wouldn't do some of the things we need to do to feel better.
I am at this care center that is really a treat. I have my own room, a big screen TV (have not turned that on yet..), have nurses and aides that some by all the time and help with anything I want or need, and the whole point here, is that you recover in surroundings that are relaxing, peaceful and are supposed to help with healing.
Because there are not buzzers going off all the time, and there are not people going up and down the halls, making all kinds of noise, and roommates with distracting noise, this is a smart way to go through recovery. I feel really fortunate that somehow I ended up here, and am delighted that I will spend the next week or two, working towards a pain free future, and one where my knee finally works correctly.
I am working really hard on exercises, and walking and trying to do things on my physical therapy list, some that I cannot yet do. It is an odd thing, when your body is not willing to cooperate with you. I cannot pick up my leg, nor can I move it from the floor onto the bed. I have to have someone help me. Every day WILL be better. My goal is to be moving my leg and knee next week.
Luckily, I have some great books, can watch all kinds of movies, and the food here is not only good, but healthy. Not a bad place to heal, not bad at all!!
I hope all of you are having a great weekend.