It has been about 2 1/2 month now since my Stroke, and guess what??!!!
I went to the gym for the 1st time today!!!
I went with my husband. I can't do any cardio yet, because of the unknown about my heart condition, but I did some light exercises. Some squats, curls, shoulder raises, lunges. Some floor work such as planks, back and side leg lifts, and I did tonnes of stretches. I still move pretty slow, and really have to be careful with my balance, but this is a huge step for me! I'm really excited!!
Then my husband and I left the gym an hour later and went to a near by, almost empty, parking lot, where I actually practiced DRIVING!!!! I was so nervous, I though I wouldn't be able to respond if I had to stop quickly etc...but I did excellently!!!! So tonight I pick up my daughter from her dance class. I'm getting some normalcy back in my life!!!!! So soon too!!!! :)
And just as a side note, I heard back from the surgeon's office yesterday. They have finally looked at my heart pictures, and were just calling to let me know that I will be scheduled for 2 other appointments to gather more information about my heart first, before I can visit with the surgeon. I will be scheduled for a "Heart MRI" and a second appointment at some other heart clinic. I have be told I'll receive a letter in the mail with in the next 1-2 weeks with the locations, dates, and times.
I'm just happy things are starting to move forward.... :)