mjj (flemmings) wrote,
mjj
flemmings

Discover quite by accident (ie reading the instructions in the patients' manual) that one of the exercises I've been happily doing for months (pulling bent leg back towards body while lying down) if done slightly differently (using a theraband to pull knee at a sharper angle than I can manage alone, thus to the point of pain) actually loosens the knee up wonderfully. Thus I was able to walk a whole two blocks today without spasms, something I haven't done since last year at least.

This is useful, because Covid cases are now over 1000 a day, first time ever, and even if hospitals stay open for elective surgery, I'm not sure I want to chance three days there and two weeks in a facility. Like, I'm sure the pandemic has nursing staff being a leetle more careful than usual, and doubtless the rehab places will be half empty as well, but. I never underestimate humans' capacity for doublethink, especially among people who work long shifts, and I saw how doctors in hospitals handled SARS back in '03 ie lightheartedly ignoring thir own rules, and I am not reassured.

Meanwhile the world is October brocade- old gold, rust, deep burgundy, yellow-green- under grey clouds with the smell of woodsmoke on the wind. Best time of year ever.
Tags: health, rl
Subscribe

  • Life in the time of COVID...

    ...involves having dinner on an outdoor patio in the rain and occasional thunder, not something I'd normally do. Should have brought a jacket because…

  • (no subject)

    Oh, she says, getting cold feet, this is such a bad idea. Too late now. But our business co-ord called me today to tell me all the news. Her mother…

  • Cast not a clout

    In reverse: don't put the fans away until the first frost. We're having that warm autumn we were promised and I swelter without my standing fans. Oh…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

  • 0 comments