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Weekend Walking

Before my last two surgeries, I was a walker.  I've worn a pedometer for more that 20 years.  I get more than 10,000 steps a day, 2 - 3 times that many on weekends.  Even with my first two surgeries, I was up walking right away, and getting back to my 10K, even if they were slow walks. With these last two surgeries, I had weight bearing restrictions.  That really cut down on my walking.  A lot.  And since October. This weekend I decided to try a couple of around 13,000 step walks.  Both Saturday and Sunday were beautiful San Diego winter days, temps in the high 60's.   Beautiful, right?  This was taken from one of my (many) breaks.   Afterwards I had pretty high pain level, mostly my hips and SI joint.  Stretching, acetaminophen and rest helped.  My goals this week are 10 minutes additional walking each day and stretching twice a day for ten minutes.  Plus two pool days and a massage.  Wish me luck!

2 Months

I've hit the two month mark since surgery #6.  And coincidentally three years since surgery #1. These last two months have not been easy, either physically or emotionally.  I really thought I'd be further along in my healing by now. I guess it has only been two months, and surgery #6 was only two months after surgery #5.  But still.  I'm so ready to be done.  To be normal. Sigh.

Back in the Saddle Again

Well, not technically  in a saddle.  Pretty sure that CGL would not be happy about that. I think he would be happy with my recent progress.  I got to the pool today! I wasn't swimming, but I did 30 minutes of water walking and stretching.  And then 10 minutes in the spa.  LOVE that. After all the stress of the last month, getting back to a routine is nice.