Daily Physio. It's torture. The first few days are spent just sitting up. Not actually getting myself into a sitting position, or holding myself there. No that's all done for me but its alien to be upright. I feel entirely off balance. My arm stumps flail about as if I can stop myself from falling. Not that I will, I'm held and supported firmly but I do not feel safe.
Eventually I can sit up unaided for a short period. I can't get myself up but I can just sit unaided for up to a minute. Then I fall back onto my pillows with relief. I cannot properly explain how exhausting this all is. I work up a heavy sweat just sitting on my arse.
As we progress Matt, my physiotherapist holds onto my leg stumps as I sit to help balance me whilst he has me extending my arms out in turn. My right arm, ending between my elbow and my shoulder moves easiest. It's healing well and I can lift it up and down with relative ease. My left arm is harder work. It's sore and stiff. Flexing out the stump from the e