Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Okay,so today was the day for my acessment to the functional restoration program.I've been worried about how it would go because my knee has been soo bad for the past week.It's a physical test including treadmill,and lifting and measurements along with cardiovascular ect.I passed with flying colors!!I knew I was alot better than when I did this last April,but now I proved it.I was told that my heart rate is slower than last time,my blood pressure is lower and my range of motion is hugely different.All for the better.Thank you SP.They invited me" in" back then so I knew I'd be allowed this time.They say the knee problem won't stop me.BUT...I couldn't believe it when they told me that the program starting in January was filled!!I have to wait until February or March!!I have been working,getting my shoulders better with cortisone in my bursas,my knees with the Synvisc,even my hand with carpal tunnel release surgery to get ready to enter this program without anything (hopefully)popping up to hamper me making the most of an exceptional opportunity in this program.I was so upset that it's a good thing I was meeting with the program social worker at the time I found out because I started to get really emotional.Began thinking out loud that maybe I should just forget about this program .My eyes started to fill right up.Such disappointment!!But I'd already made appointments to see my PAand get new x-rays for my knee and hopefully new synvisc injections to calm down my knee,this coming week.So,as I was drying my eyes I started to rationalize.Three weeks for the shots&about 6 weeks(my usual)for the stuff to really kick in where my knee is really feeling good.That's 9weeks,we'll already be into February.And,I'll keep on my program and exercising and be in even better shape.That social worker loved it!!She said she was very impressed with the way I deal with disappointment.She totally understood why I was so upset and said that the Doctor who directs the program should check with his people who run it to see about space before he told me I could enter in January.He told me this last week.Anyway,good news is that my knee won't stop me from going and I now have a reserved spot for February or March at the latest.In the meantime,I will continue with what I'm doing,begin going to the pool,probably on Friday,get my shots and take it one day at a time.At least I know for sure this time there WILL BE A SPOT FOR ME!!!!!I'm kinda impressed with myself over the way I handled this too.I only wish my knee didn't hurt soo much.