Saturday, March 12, 2011

Depressing period 情绪低落期

Physical Therapy is the most important and difficult part of my Knee Replacement operation. It means fighting with pain. And pain is a very depressing feeling.

I have reached a bottleneck on the second week of my rehabilatation, and I am depressed.

My knee was able to bend almost 80 degress (from zero) when I left hospital. It was a battle of determination and endurance of pain that I have reached 100 degrees after a week of physiotherapy.

To rehabilitate the wasted muscle that I have not been using for the past 4 years, is a very difficult and painful journey. I needed to bulid up my tight muscles (quardriceps) that control the knee.

This is one of the reasons that knee replacement must not be delayed too long.

My weak muscles' protest and complaining of pain have prevented me from pushing further. That's where the frustration and depression set in. Occasional throbbing pain of the wound,boredom of doing nothing much and insomania are the causes too.

I sensed that I must pull myself out of this depression. After few days of sulking, lazing and with the encouragement of my wife - the able private nurse, personal assistant and driver, I am fighting back......

I got up early today and joined my Taichi members for our monthly birthday celebration. They have planed to visit me at my house after the celebration this morning and were pleasantly surprised to see me.

This post is dedicated to my wife who is by my side throughout and provided 24-7 tender loving care selfless and un-reservedly.













物理治疗是膝盖关节换置手术环节中,最重要,也是最艰难的部分。它主要是与痛抗斗。痛是令人情绪低落的感觉。

在物理治疗的第二个星期,我就遇到了瓶颈,使到我情绪低落。

当我离开医院时,我的膝盖关节可以弯到大约80度。凭著坚强的意志及极度的忍痛,我在一个星期的康复运动后,可以弯到100度。

因为过去四年的缺乏运动,我的大腿肌肉已经退化(萎缩)了。要康复这四年里消失的肌肉,的确是艰难及痛苦的一个过程。我必须坚实那控制膝盖关节的大腿肌肉。

所以,假如需要动膝盖关节换置手术的话,不要拖延的太久,不然肌肉退化,康复就更艰苦了。

我那萎缩的肌肉,对康复运动所遭受的痛苦,提出抗议,所以我就不能够再上层楼,就这样我觉得颓丧,情绪低落。伤口不时地隐隐绞痛,无所事事的空闲,失眠都是影响我情绪的其中原因。

我意识到必须跳出这个低落的情绪。经过好多天的忧郁,苦闷及无聊,在太太的鼓励下,我决定反攻。。。。

今天我一早起身,到教堂参加我太极班的生日庆祝。我的太极班团员本来打算今天在运动过后,到我家来探访我,但我现在却是去探访他们,使到她们非常的惊喜!

这个帖子,特别献给我的太太,以感谢她在我动手术的整个时期,无私,全天的给予我爱心的照顾。她是我的私人护理,助手和司机。

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

2018,您是幸福的男人。。。。加油。。加油。。面前有的是足总会员,顾问。。。做您的榜样,单的会比双的痛吗??哈哈。寒冬一过,春天还会远吗..加油,加油。。。

Anonymous said...

加油!天主愛您!我們愛您!
您們夫妻都是好人,一定會越過難關,越過痛!
幸福的人將去探望最幸福的人!主佑安康!

Simon Phun said...

师姐,谢谢你的鼓励。你就是我的前驱,有样可看,courage and inspiration...我们足总自我加油!我还要走千里路。。。!

Simon Phun said...

我在等幸福的到来!幸福,你在哪里?

Pauline said...

My hubby is so..so sentimental. It is a "I take care of you and you take care of me" situation.

Anonymous said...

幸福的人想在這拜六徬晚去探望"幸褔的人“!
您得空嗎?想吃什麼嗎?

Anonymous said...

幸福的人這拜六也許會失約...
若能赴約,您就會收到“驚天動地”的電話先!

Anonymous said...

大只广!