Today I had my physical therapy appointment.
After transplant, I had to do physical therapy everyday in the hospital. My physical therapy included stretches and walking around the hospital unit three times a day. Exercise was a LOT harder immediately after transplant than before transplant, but I knew that the more exercise I did, the faster I would be out of the hospital. So I walked around the hospital unit three times a day, and then four times a day. Then I walked around the entire hospital and played in their garden. My theory was right because I got out of the hospital about two and a half weeks.
If you remember my daily requirements:
- Exercise at least 10 minutes walking on the treadmill
- Ride at least 1 hour on the gym bike
- Walk 10,000 steps (tracked by my Fitbit)
- Eat a salad or another vegetable dish
- Drink a protein shake
Exercising on the treadmill and walking 10,000 steps is part of my physical therapy, but everyday I also stretch with some stretches the physical therapists give me. Sometimes I swim, but I’ll do more of that once I get out of the Ronald McDonald House.