- Jul 23, 2018
- United States
Nice update, @JoeKnows. I am just two weeks behind you and still struggling with stiffness in the morning and getting up from sitting, and out of a car. My husband noted the car issue early on. I manage, but it's a very specific and not particularly quick way of getting out, far different than before. I swing both legs carefully out the car, stop for a second to ground myself, and then stand up, bracing and then moving forward. I think continuing to do your exercises to loosen up, stretch and strengthen, is probably the best thing to do when you tighten up as you've described. Exercise can be a pain, but it is effective, I've found. I've got a 3-1/2 hour car ride ahead of me this afternoon, as we're heading over the mountains for a ski vacation (well, skiing for my husband, lounging around and reading for me, the non-skier). I need to do some PT exercises beforehand, or heaven knows how I'll extricate myself from the car at journey's end! Glad to hear all's chugging along for you--keep up the good work!