The most difficult thing for me , it seems , is learning patience with my own body when it comes to recovery ! Yesterday morning I was sore, and I decided it would probably be wise to take a rest day. Should have listened, but for some reason I got it in my head that the soreness I was feeling would work out through exercise, and if I could do 5 minutes on the bike yesterday I could push for a full 10 minutes today. So I did, and it was very stupid to do. Result was pain, my leg once again becoming extremely swollen and needing Epsom salt compresses . This morning it is very painful and I am back to needing the chair on wheels to walk at all.
Only benefit was I got a really good nights sleep. I think today is definitely going to be a rest day. If I suddenly consider trying any exercise, I will ground me !