Friday, July 24, 2009
Post Surgery Day 9
I think I will move to a weekly post about my knee recovery unless there is something exciting to talk about. Right now I am progressing each day and do not have a lot to report on. Today I went to the gym and got on the exercise bike for 20 minutes. I felt great and it was not a problem. The hardest part of this recovery is doing everything at 5%. I always go 110% at everything I do or I just don't do it. I have been told to put no resistance on the bike and just turn the pedals at a moderate pace. This is going to be mentally challenging because to sit on a bike and really not feel like I am doing anything is going to be hard for me. I would like to get my heart rate up and sweat but I am going to have to use swimming for that right now. Speaking of I got in the pool today for the first time and it was a great reality check. One my stamina sucks and I could only do about 10 laps but part of the problem was my shoulder just flat out hurt doing some of the strokes. I have bone spurns in my shoulder restricting motion in my AC Joint. I knew I was going to have surgery on this in the Fall because it has been bothering me since October. The orthopedic surgeon felt like the knee was more serious because I could do further damage to it where the shoulder really can't get any worse because it is bone not ligaments. So I have more fun to look forward to in October. Well I will keep you posted on any other developments.