Quote of the day: "There are two kinds of cyclists. Those who crash hard and those who will crash hard."
Mike, my new physical therapist, told me this yesterday after I told him about falling off my bike. He said his orthopedist told it to him after his bike went out from under him and he felt his hip crack. It was broken, leading to a year out of commission. Of course I think he was talking about serious cyclists, not my type of bike rider, and really not everyone falls, but I liked knowing that I was not alone.
Anyway, physical therapy was great and gave me the feeling that I was doing something towards my recovery other than taking lying-on-the-couch pose. First he had me walk across the room to see how I looked (wobbly). He stimulated my knee with little buzzing electrode thingies and put ice on it. Then he gave me what he called "the spa treatment," massaging my leg.
When I walked across the room again, my knee felt better and my gait had improved.
We're going to do two months, twice a week, for exercise and treatment.
I also got the go-ahead to take walks and go to the gym to ride a stationary bicycle on the easiest gear.
However, I didn't feel well today, so I spent most of the day on the couch, sleeping and watching the Olympics. Thank goodness for the Olympics.
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