What can I say, I woke up feeling great today, though sticky from all our UK heatwave. But I’m not complaining, this heat is glorious. I expected at least 2 weeks of grumpy hip issues, and a catalogue of side effects like in 2016. But this time I’ve not really had any, a small extra amount of hair loss, but I have such thick hair it’s not too bad!!
Gently gently I’ve done some post operative physio exercises, and some days the groin pulled, but today on day 3 it didn’t!! And I’m not walking with a limp as much. Been eating light and well in this sunshine, so that’s a bonus.
So on Day 3 we decided in the gorgeous sunset to complete our week 3 of #couch25k. Crazy probably, but my god we did it. Hip coped fine, though I activated my #piriformis pain near my glute scar. I must stress I’m not actually doing the required times like a normie would, it’s all adapted to me and my disability and abilities.
Day 4 slightly sore knees, not sure if from just arthritis in general or from the steroid?? Side effects seem to be near to zero, whereas before I had 2 weeks of hell. Though last time I had Kenalog I got vertigo?! Wonder if that happens again.
Felt fine with physio exercises, so I introduced
- Swiss ball pelvic tilts 20reps
- Swiss ball hip glides 20reps
- Swiss ball knee lifts 20reps
- Swiss ball knee extensions 20reps
- Swiss ball hip adduction squeezes 20reps
Then I continued with
- Heel slides (lying down) 20reps
- Front leg raise (lying down) 20reps
- Front leg raise+ abduction (lying down) 20reps
It aches afterwards but that’s to be expected, and I rest well afterwards too. Only taking 1 x ibuprofen 400mg when really needed, often choosing hot water bottles even in this heatwave.