After a good night’s sleep and what appeared to be less swelling at the top of the incision (my “egg”), I opted to go a little less tight on the back brace to see if that would alleviate my pain in the butt. It helped, but didn’t prevent it.
Fast forward to this afternoon when Brad (The Torturer) came by to put me through my paces. He had me do a sitting “ankle on top of the knee” stretch with NO twisting. Ahhh….instant relief in stretching the piriformis muscle. We went through all sorts of nifty rehabilitation exercises that are alerting me to my own muscular weaknesses. It feels good to move with guidance.
Today felt like a good day. And Brad will no longer be known as The Torturer :)