Had an appointment at the Rehab and Assessment Clinic this morning. 10am. Drove myself - and as l could not find a parking space in hobbling distance - l just abandoned my car on the double ‘pink’ lines near the entrance. l was seen by a lovely physio - as soon as she felt my calf and thigh - she said ‘your muscles should feel like soft dough that you can knead - yours are like Ryvita crispbread’.
She said ‘how did you manage to walk in here on your own’. She spent a whole hour stretching and bending my leg - massaging the muscles till they did become like dough!!! l said l thought she would put me onto the exercise machines - but she said my muscles did not need strengthening but stretching. She measured the angle of my knee [ which l cannot straighten] and it was 30 degrees out. after all of her work it measured 10. Now it was agony!!! - and to be truthful l could have screamed - but you know when pain is ‘good pain’. When it is really necessary to improve ones lot. They are sending me another appointment - and l hope it will be soon - as l know what she did has made a difference. She recommended l put hot wheat bags on my muscles to warm them before l try to do the exercises. Now, this is not my MS leg - this is what l considered my good leg - which l have relied on to help me stand and walk. Now knackered. Waiting for a knee replacement op - and it is 14 weeks since my hip-hop. Just hope my reservation to join Strictly is still on the cards.
Well, the saying ‘no pain-without gain’ is so so true. So shall not be ebaying my horse-riding apparel and dancing pumps just yet!!!