Well this last week has been the first time in months I’ve really felt like anything approaching my old self. The compression sleeve has worked really well. I wore it during the day all day Wednesday, Thursday and Friday then didn’t wear it for a couple of days in the weekends – just relying on the lymphatic exercises and massage. The real achiness that had been present hasnt returned. I have worn it this week when I have had busy days.
On Tuesday I walked downtown to get my hair cut and do a couple of other errands and then walked home again. The time it took me to walk the approximately 2kms was only 5 mins longer than it used to take me when I was fitter so I was really pleased. I was also pleased that, even with suffering a bad head cold this week, by the end of the expedition I was feeling neither breathless or overly tired which has been my experience up to now (If I went out and did stuff I would ultimately feel quite stuffed afterwards).
My Pink Pilates physiotherapist is also very pleased with my progress -at my appointments, last Thursday and today, she has added some more general fitness and strenthening exercises. I am so glad I am getting my old fitness levels back before we go on our Australia trip. Only two and a bit weeks to go now. I am so looking forward to it especially when I see the temperatures over there at the moment.
I haven’t written a blog post for the last week because we have been busy getting organised for our trip and also for MD’s move the week later. As she is not moving most of her large furniture we have decided to reorganise the house and get rid of some of our other excess stuff. We have also decide to replace a couple of things like our casual crockery and our bedroom furniture both are more than 25 yrs old and we are going to have a garage sale to sell off as much of it as we can. The annual inorganic rubbish collection is at the end of July so anything we don’t sell can go out in that.