Sunday, September 27, 2009

One day at a time!

One must not forget that recovery is brought about not by the physician, but by the sick man himself. He heals himself, by his own power, exactly as he walks by means of his own power, or eats, or thinks, breathes or sleeps.
Georg Groddeck

Today I got in the pool for the 2nd time. Two days ago was just a kick and roll to breathe...20 laps as I still did not have full ROM on my shoulder. Today I managed too pull through gently with my left arm, with little pain, just weakness. I need to get over the fear of turning my neck as I am able to turn it slowly left and right most of the way. Every time I talk of the crash my neck decides to go into a mild spasm though....so this will be the last time I mention it so I can forget about it and move on.

I am not running yet but have spent the last two days on the elliptical. Today's 1 mile took me 30 minutes...yes laughable and embarrassing...I know but something to mark my improvement with.
I spent 20 minutes climbing stairs...and 20 minutes pushing 150 watts on the stationary bike. I think it's time to see if my neck and swollen glute can manage my bike on a trainer.

I am anxious to get back to training where I am happiest!

2 comments:

Lauren Harrison said...

Awesome quote Jacqui...and so true! Hang in there. You are strong and healthy and will therefore recover quickly from the accident!

Wingnut said...

Keep it up! I look forward to reading more about your recovery!