Saturday, July 21, 2012

One Month Later ...

It was one month ago that I had my right knee replaced. While I am doing well, I am not where I thought I would be. Tuesday I finished my at home therapy and next Thursday I go for an evaluation at the outpatient therapy place, and probably won't start until a week from Monday.

In the meantime, I am continuing the exercises Allison and I did at home, pushing myself just a little bit harder every time. One of these days I'll get a good night's sleep on my side and I'll be able to sit in the car longer than 15 minutes.

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Thursday, July 19, 2012

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Diary of a New Knee - Part 16 - Overdoing It

Yesterday was the last day of in home physical therapy. I will really miss Allison, who was both tough and gentle, firm and encouraging. From here I will start outpatient therapy, which is probably good.

Most days have some pain in them. Therapy days can be particularly rough. Yesterday, after lunch, the hubby drove me to Hobby Lobby so I could endulge myself in some paper buying. Small hint, Christmas stuff is out early, and I have all these card patterns ...

Walking back out to the car, uphill, was a challenge. It really did me in and during the night I was visited by the pain monster.  I hope I have vanquished him for the time being.

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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Diary of a New Knee - Part 15 - Improvement

With a bit of improvement to my sciatic nerve, my outlook is improving. Also, this week I will start outpatient therapy. Hoping traveling in the car will not be much of an issue. I will miss the encouragement my personal physical torturer, Allison, gives me. Here's to continued improvement!

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Monday, July 16, 2012

Diary of a New Knee - Part 14 - Frustration

Sitting around is driving me nuts. After all it's not like sitting is comfortable. Sitting in an office chair is okay for a few minutes, but after about 10 minutes, that's it. Sitting in a recliner puts pressure on my sciatic nerve. Sitting on the couch is okay, but hard to get off of. Sitting in the car? Pure frustration. I can now get in and out without much problem, but the seat is so uncomfortable with and without my 'special' pillow, that more than 10minutes becomes pure torture.

One thing I've added to my therapy session is walking up and down the driveway. We are blessed with an 80 foot drive, add to that an additional walk down the street of another forty feet, I'm at least getting some exercise.

Recuperation is slowwwwwwwwwwwwww.

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