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Monday, August 02, 2004

WEEK 7, DAY 4.

I don't really have a whole lot to add today. I did ask my PTist last week about swimming laps and she said "only if you don't use your legs to kick." Arms-only swimming? I'll pass. I'd be thinking about it so much I'd probably sink.

My flexion is now at 120 degrees. I was pleasantly surprised by that. I was worried I wasn't making any progress at all, so having quantified another 10 degrees of progress was a good thing.

I did add two new exercises this past week. Now instead of just going over the hurdles forwards, I'm also going over them sideways (I should also add here that this was the first week I went over the hurdles forwards without my hamstring hurting--so, hamstring pain stops at 7 weeks). Also, I'm now doing leg presses, three sets of 10, lifting 70 pounds. And 70 pounds seemed pretty easy, so I'm sure that will be jacked up next week.

I'm almost able to go down stairs now. I mean, I'm thiiiiiiiis close. I don't know if I'll be there by Thursday, like I thought I would last week, but it'll be close.

I meet both my doctor and my PTist on Friday (not together--one in the morning, one in the afternoon). I'm hoping Dr. Don will tell me I can play golf, but at this point I'm betting golf, along with running and swimming, will be approved at 12 weeks. I'd just like to be able to do some other physical activity other than the PT exercises I do for 90 minutes every night. Although, I guess if I added another form of exercise, I wouldn't have time to do anything else (really...try adding 90 minutes of exercising every day to your normal schedule and see what it does to your ability to get anything accomplished). Maybe doctor DOES know best.

Updated at 11:42 PM


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