This week marks the 21st week since my surgery. In real months, it is about 4 1/2 months. That is a long time, but I still have a decent road to recovery in front of me.
I feel like I am back on track again. For a while, I felt like I was just having setbacks and pain. I stopped using weights for a while because tendinitis was flaring up and had to do a lot of nothing for a while.
Now, I am doing more again and I feel like I am making progress. I am on the bike a lot more, walking further for longer and I am staring to use weights more. When I push myself in rehab, I do feel sore and some pain, but it is not a sharp pain. All of that feels like good progress to me.
Up front, Dr. Behr told me that this procedure carries a 6-month average recovery. I will be at 6 months in the end of January. With all of the time and effort so far, I feel like I should be doing more. In reality, I have come a long way and I am doing pretty well. I am anxious to be even more active, but I am progressing. It is all to easy to get ahead of myself. So, I need to keep my goals in view and time in check. It may take me 7 months to get to the point where I’ve got muscle back. I am not 16 anymore, so it will take time. I will say that I feel like I am now starting to actually build up some muscle.
It is a long path and I am on it. I just need to stay on it so that I can get through the recovery.
With that, I think it is time to take it easy for the holidays.
Merry Christmas everyone!