It Took Me Everything Not To.
We like to share our rehab triumphs. Especially on here, we mostly share the pretty. And sure thing, a positive mindset is key! Celebrate the small wins!
But in order to paint the real picture, for all of us in this physical rehab journey, allow me to share another side?
Three months post-op ACL surgery, my muscles are getting back in the game. Yeah baby! 💪 But my ROM is not.
When I heard the Ortho at my last check-up, say: "you're a little behind on your ROM," I was pissed. Me who didn't think I was competitive 😅
So today in PT, I decided to challenge that. Deep massage—scratch that, it was 100% pure torture—of the scar tissues and the whole hamstring chain. PT admitted: "that is quite something, it's so angry Melanie."
I'm not going to lie; it took me everything to not scream, I felt kind of angry too! I fought not to move. I couldn't hold a conversation. I clenched my hands in prayer and jaw so tight in hopes of spreading some of the pain. I broke in sweats bad; she had to dry me with a towel a couple of times.
But I kept repeating this in my head: "this is the price to pay to move forward. Only a few more minutes. And also, about 20 peeps can see you right now." 😝 #socialpressure
Real talk though? I've let out a couple of tears while showering, ha! Damn that was a tough one! #AllGoodNow #OneDayAtATime 📷 Just before the sunrise on the Grand Tetons, NP.