I haven't been on these boards for a while. My physio changed my whole approach to exercises since anything that required bending with weight on my knee was just too painful. I now do clinical rehabilitation pilates - some therapists see it as a bit alternative but it's the only thing that has worked for me. My muscles are getting much stronger. I do a one-on-one session once a week and a group session once a week plus everyday I do 20 minutes of cycling and 25 minutes of rehab pilates exercises. I still have the same pain though, but all the specialists keep saying that when the VMO muscle is back to 100%, the pain will dissappear. I just want to know when :-( It's been exactly one year since the accident and I can't stop comparing myself to others on this board. Even though I know everyone recovers differently.
I was a dancer and was originally told that I would be able to go back to dance after a year. It's been a year and there's no hope of that. I just feel disheartened, like I'm young and I should have bounced back from this quickly but I haven't :-(
Even though I know I have made so many accomplishments. I'm finding it hard not to focus on what a long way I still have to go.
The whole legal side of it (since I got hit my a car and have to make a claim) is getting exhausting too. I had all of my medico-legal appointments last week. It's depressing having to think about what I won't be able to do in the future.