And It Felt Great!!
I had to substitute yesterday--math. It was my first day back at work since the broken hip. I made out just fine as most of the time I was able to just sit.
It was a misty kind of day, but on the warmer side, so I did not hesitate about going to the college pool after school.
I figured if I wasn't able to actually swim I would at least be able to walk in the water to exercise my leg.
Swimming was just fine. I did work a few muscles I haven't used much lately, so they are a bit sore today, but overall, it was wonderful and it felt really good.
Work in the water eliminates impact and offers some nice resistance to the muscles. I swam eight full laps, walked two, and did some water aerobics/exercises at the deep end. All in all, I worked out for going on 40 minutes. I took it slowly and easily.
Today I have physical therapy, so I'll skip the swimming. Next week, I hope I can swim at least twice.
Getting back in the pool should really speed my recovery.