- Mar 31, 2019
You are soooo right.... Of all the things I was concerned about not being able to pee was not on my list.... And the sheer frustration of what is a normal bodily function was beyond me. And the inconvenience, the 'strange' feeling I had down there, trying like hell not to hurt myself in my sleep, it all added a lot of extra stress I did not need. But that is just an uncomfortable memory nowPhew, I feel your relief! Seriously, that's removed a major worry from you. Two weeks behind you now, and starting to get back into life again. I felt so good once I could drive at 3 weeks and move around without aids at 2 weeks. I was very careful not to overdo anything, used my exercycle for 10 minutes a day and had series of gentle exercises I also did daily, but only 1 set. I pottered in the garden, and everything was ticking along very well. Until - at 14 weeks, a cold winters day, with glorious sunshine, I put on my running shoes and decided to go for a walk. Walked for only a half hour, but pushed the pace so I was huffing and puffing. All good - until I got up from sitting a little while later. My knees were SO tight! Not really sore, just very tight. It took a few days to resolve. I didn't ice, I am so over icing. What I found helped was frequently massaging firmly. That really loosened things up. It made me wonder if heat would have been a good thing to do, any thoughts anyone? It took a few days to come right again, lesson learned. Would heat be appropriate now at 15 weeks?
I will start the cycle on Tuesday, my 3rd week. My knees generally feel fine, the muscles above are still sore and tight as are my calves, though my calves have always been sore and tight for some reason, and that is with regular massages. I will touch base with my OT in the next week or two and start some sort of exercise regimen. But it will be on my terms
I think you are on the right track with the heat, it's my go to when I have tight or sore muscles... Perhaps once we are past the swelling side of things then a combination of ice and heat is called for as we push that little bit further day by day.
At this point in time ice is still on my agenda but I will be continue to add heat as I need to, so far so good... There is just something more soothing about heat then ice !
Thanks for your support everyone it really does help to share with people who have been through it