It’s now been 8 weeks and 4 days since I hurt myself. I’ve been going to physiotherapy, and doing the exercises given to me by the physio, and I’ve been using the crutch less and less, but I am still limping.
I’ve definitely gained mobility, so I am making progress, but I still need painkillers and anti-inflammatories.
Lemme tell you, bunnies- this little planet was almost short a physiotherapist on Tuesday night!
She decided that after 8 weeks the ligaments are definitely healed and I now need to start working on getting the muscles mobile again. Work being the operative word!
I did not turn the air blue with swearing- but I could see myself in my mind’s eye- portrayed as an anime character with my eyes squished shut and tears squirting out the sides!!
I now have even more exercises I need to do, and I have to stand on one leg on my sore ankle because I have no balance in that ankle anymore. Thankfully she said that comes back quickly.
I have to stand with my feet together- heels touching- and go up onto my toes (rinse and repeat). I also have to do something like a lunge, leaning in and holding it as long as possible- also repeating several of those moves. There’s another exercise where I have to out a towel on the floor and using my sore ankle, scoop it in whilst keeping my heel on the floor, the push it out again and repeat the exercise. I have to be moving my ankle ALL the time!
It hurts like a mother-trucker, but it’s good. I want to be completely mobile by the time we go to Oz, and I want to start dancing again!
Then whilst I was there, I asked her about my sore knee. This is the knee I landed on when I fell- and I’d done so once before. There’s a bump inside my knee that I can feel, that isn’t in the other knee… and it hurts to kneel on it. She had a poke around and then said she thinks I may have damaged the ligaments in the knee- pressing on a particular spot while she spoke. I nearly went through the roof!!! It now explains why the bruising was all down the outside of my left knee and not on the front where I landed on it.
So my left knee is also screwed. It does explain though why it gets so sore when I have to sit in a car for too long…
I’m getting old!