Janet (AJ) Reid wrote:
It will be beyond super awesome if you could be there too!
Speaking of trips and driving, how is your health going lately?
The muscles that were in good shape (relative to their duties) are pretty much rehabbed. I'm lucky that my hip swivel exercises were just the right thing. The muscles that weren't up to their jobs before are still a bit worse. I have to keep looking for something that will work them in just the right way.
For Amy: The muscles involved are the top (superiorl?) ends of the glutes, especially the maximae, and sometimes the broad bases (inferior?) of the erector spinae. The upper parts of the erector spinae, the parts that spasm, are not apparently involved, for which I'm grateful. (I've had back spasms just twice. They were mild and they were way too much.)
I can carry nearly my normal load of bags, computer, notebooks, etc., and although I still move my cane between my sofa and the car, I can probably just leave it in the car now.
Of course, it would help to strengthen all the leg and hip muscles, but I have to be careful of my knees. Of course, the more work the hip and thigh muscles do, the less the knee tendons have to do to adjust balance, and the less the stress on the knee cartilage. My knee cartilage is torn up, with loose bodies in both knees. I hope I never have a cop demanding I rise from the driver seat on just one leg.