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Sunday, December 1, 2013

The First Walk - post op.

Today was my first day out since my recent op. The surgeon lied when he said i would be up and running in 14 days. Cynically, i wondered if this was normal in the private health service. If he had said you will be rough for 4 - 6 weeks would i have had the op? Well maybe not and therefore he might have missed out on a big fee.

Anyway i did 10K today and it was enough. I now ache in places i had forgotten about and my breathing was not great on the few inclines we did. I got back home and collapsed on the sofa for an hour and nodded off.

A soak in the bath and i feel a bit more alive. But the good news is i did it. And now i must get out every day even if its only 5k. Next Sunday is Martin's Christmas walking day which is looking like the best part of 18k and 800metres of up, we want to be there and do the whole round.  Cheers.

20 comments:

John J said...

Well done for getting out, I was wondering how you were doing.
We won't be on Martin's walk - that will only improve your enjoyment of the day!
Keep up the good work / walk!
JJ

Alan Rayner said...

Thanks JJ. We must get together soon.

afootinthehills said...

Hi Alan. Good to hear you've been out for a walk. I can't say I've ever found the consultants I've used in the private sector making things sound rosier than they really were. Before my knee op last month the surgeon warned that this op probably wouldn't be quite as successful as my 1995 one because of likely wear and tear in the intervening years. In fact I think it might be.

Anyhow, all the best for a rapid return to normal and enjoy Martin's walk.



Alan Rayner said...

Thanks Gibson. When i went to see my doc after 2 weeks i told him what the surgeon had said about 14 days and he just laughed and said it could take 2 months to heal. Hence my cynicism.

afootinthehills said...

Good grief, that is a big discrepancy so can't say I blame you. Might not do his private practice any good in the long run though.

Alan Rayner said...

The main thing is, he did a great job. And that's all that matters really. I go back to see him on Tuesday so I will find out what happened to his timing.

markswalkingblog said...

Nice one Alan - Well done. I sure it was good to get out again!

Alan Rayner said...

Cheers Mark. It wasn't a bad day. Nice Lakes walk BTW.

blogpackinglight said...

Best wishes for your recovery

Alan Rayner said...

I'm getting there Robin. Thanks.

Al said...

10k...thats a pretty good effort for a start. You'll be doing that 18k no worries!!

Alan Rayner said...

Hi Al. It was a circular route so I had to do it even if I didn't feel like it. I hope you ate right about next weekend. Thanks.

Sir Hugh said...

That sound good news. From my experience over the last 18 months don't overdue it - I reckon a bit at a time but frequently is best. I'm looking forward to hearing more of your progress.

Alan Rayner said...

Very kind Conrad. I am looking forward to that first day when you realise it hasn't been at the forefront of your thoughts. Its amazing how fast you lose fitness. I am in agreement with your fitness regime. Little and often.

Howellsey said...

Glad to hear you're back out and about. I have had various rugby related injuries and operations over the last six years and whilst the recovery time has varied depending on what I've had done, I've always managed to get back out there albeit sometimes with a little trepidation. Good luck!

Alan Rayner said...

Thanks. Did my 5k today and I feel better. Same again tomorrow and with a bit of luck weekend should be good.

-maria- said...

Well done! A soak in the bath or a sauna usually makes you feel more alive.

Alan Rayner said...

What i would give for a sauna right now!!

Dawn said...

Well done Alan,wish you all the best. It can be frustrating waiting for things to heal.Gently, gently does it.

Alan Rayner said...

I’m on the mend, fingers crossed.

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