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Are you curious to know how my rehab is going?
For those of you who have no idea what I am talking about you can read about my knee injury and surgery here.
It has been 4 months sense knee surgery and 6 months sense the initial injury. Six months! That is half a year I have spent with limited mobility and persistent pain. Not the way I would have chosen to spend my time!
Here is the latest on rehab.
- I have realized that I will never gain strength just hoping for it. Therefore I am back to taking sculpting classes through Dancebody. Thankfully there are many online classes I can choose from that range in length, muscle focus, and equipment uses. I can’t yet get on all fours for their leg series but they have standing leg classes which are plenty for now.
- Cardio is almost impossible until I can get an exercise bike in the house. I do take our dog for walks which is helpful, and I am looking forward to a lot of swimming in the summer.
- In the effort to decrease inflammation without taking pills every day I started taking CBD oil. I take 600mg of oil every morning. Of which I get my oil from Thrive market, I will link here.
- I am continuing to restrict my intake of sugar, dairy, alcohol, and unfermented grains. This is a long process, and I continually have to remind myself that my extra weight will not magically come off. It took 13 years to acquire and I’m sure it could take half as long to undo.
- Rest, ice and elevation are still a daily practice after a walk, an outing to the store or a long day standing.
Some of you may be wondering why I am not back to normal and all I can say is that this is my new normal. I have a giant piece of cartilage missing from my bone and its never coming back. I can’t walk without the rubbing of bone on bone causing trauma to that area of my knee. The excess weight I carry impacts my knee, the weakness of surrounding muscles impacts that knee, and when I can’t take the pain anymore I’ll need a new knee.
There has been unforeseen blessings during rehab that only a gracious, loving God could give.
- Peace. Such peace and assurance I have never felt before. There is no doubt that I am right where God wants me to be.
- Health. Sometimes you need a good hit over the head before you recognize how much you need health. This was my hit.
- Cooking. I am back in the kitchen preparing all our meals, and taking course from Traditional Cooking School.
- Exercise. I am learning a gentler way of moving.
- Rest. Because I have to ice so often I use that time to read, study, and write. Its a forced rest from the work and I am learning to be thankful for it.
If you made it this far in my post on rehab, thank you.
Wherever you are, know that God cares deeply about you and there is nothing going on right now that is outside His control. Pray continually and read your Bible!