The past fortnight has been a big change from a recovery perspective, some things have regressed a little and other areas are rapidly improving.
The pain has regressed somewhat. It was to be expected as I lowered my narcotic levels that the underlying pain would surface, but it has been hard to go backwards in areas like sleep. On the other hand, my trip to the physiotherapist certainly paid dividends and I have been able to help out more around the house, which with a troublesome teenager reluctant to contribute, has been a good thing for our family dynamic.
My physiotherapist rewrote my rehab plan, slowly transitioning away from the basic movements I have been doing since the surgery and subsequent rehab, towards more core strength and flexibility exercises. His name is Stuart Canavan and he comes across as both mild-mannered and highly competent. He analysed my walking stride and told me to walk taller, and swing my arms more to avoid lateral movement and
waddling like an old man, and I noticed an improvement in both my pain, and my mental attitude, immediately. I have since adopted this very upright posture and consciously made every effort to maintain it, and I have absolutely seen the benefits of doing so in the subsequent week and a half.