July 10, 2018

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.

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