I did about 15 lengths today (half of what I was doing last month!) before getting twinges. I have to do much less now; I don’t want to get stuck in the pool again like I did last time. I find that after a swim, my limp becomes more obvious and turns into a ‘waddle’. I thought hydrotherapy was meant to loosen people up and stop them aching? It has never done that for me, if fact many times I have felt worse afterwards and have seized up. This is exactly what happened today. I seized up whilst driving home after my swim. When I came to get out of the car I found that my hip was stuck in flexion; I was stuck in a sitting position and couldn’t straighten up to walk properly. To anyone looking, they would have wondered why I was bent over like an elderly person. After a while it subsided and I could straighten up. As soon as I arrived at my dad’s house I flopped into a seat; it’s amazing how breathless I get when walking even a short distance. Walking is such an effort.
I took some strong painkillers, which at the moment don’t really seem to touch the pain, they only make me drowsy! I couldn’t do any uni work because I was so sleepy.
I am so frustrated! I can’t even do a gentle swim without turning into a waddling duck and seizing up all night whilst being doped up on painkillers!