one crutch down, one to go!
After much practice this weekend, I am using one crutch to walk! The knee is getting used to walking (somewhat), but my foot is not. It is sore and tired :( It wants needs to be pampered! I have been practicing walking without my cruthces around the house, but I’m not ready to throw both of them away in the office just yet. Too many crazy fast walkers at work. I did not do too many...
first PT visit!
I’m in a good mood today because 1) its Friday! 2) I got to see some friends last night that I hadn’t seen in a quite some time due to the knee! and 3) I had my first PT appointment this morning! @ PT, I answered lots of questions, got stretched out, did my 4-way leg raises, tried to balance a little on my left leg, and walked a little without my crutches!! I also rode the bike for...
8 weeks! (posted again)
So tumblr apparently lost my post from earlier today :( Anyway, after 8 looong weeks my doctor gave me the “OK!” to start physical therapy, to increase the weight as tolerable, and wean off the crutches! YAY! I’m starting my PT on Friday at a sports PT place. I did enjoy the place I went to last year, very much so, but I’m moving in a month, and I want to maintain one...
short and sweet
Seeing the doctor tomorrow…I better be getting good news and a PT prescription! The end.
I’m soo over all this rain! My knees don’t like it. Nor does my mood and fading tan. Sun please come out and play! I want to soak up your rays! Ok enough about the weather. I bumped up the quad weight to 3 pounds this week and I think I actually made some progress on the range of motion. I’m so (mentally!) ready to start PT and walking and biking! I’m seeing the...
lucky number 7
It’s been 7 weeks since my surgery, 1 more week til I think I’m full weight bearing! I’m really getting tired of my crutches, like seriously! I’m psyched to start walking, because partial weight bearing is more like gliding. haha. Also, I ordered a Razor Scooter, hoping I would be able to use it during the partial weight bearing stage, but FAIL…I can’t. Its...
rain rain go away!
come back….not this summer? haha. I have a love/hate relationship with the rain. I appreciate all that it does for nature, but I do not like the affects it has on my knees. Yesterday my left knee was definitely sore all over, and my right knee was a bit achy. Rain + two days in the office = poor exercise routine last night. My knee just didn’t want to bend! It was achy, stiff,...
*Sheesh* Partial weight bearing is harder than non-weight bearing…my arms and shoulders are tiiired! Since I’m only allowed to put 10-15 lbs of weight down, I have to use my crutches to control the remaining weight. That in turn means my arms/shoulders have to do a lot more work! Who needs the gym when I get an all-around workout between my crutches and knee exercises.
I realize my last post was quite a lot of negativity and for those that know me, I like to take the high road most of the time (the think positive route). So the one positive thing is that my doctor really liked my progress. He said I was doing a really good job on my own. :) 3rd potential career? physical therapy. haha. I say 3rd because I was technical and now do finance, all within the...
Patience is a virtue
So semi-good news from the doctor…I’m allowed partial weight bearing (10-15 lbs) for the next 2 weeks. My doctor really stressed how BIG of a tear I had on the meniscus and how he does NOT want me to have to go through another surgery, so he is being very conservative. He emphasized that my tear was like the maximum allowed before a removal (and transplant?) would have had to been...
Ok so moving stuff from my car to my apartment and then back from my apartment to my car is TIRING! You try carrying a bag with pillows, a duffle bag, and a backpack while hopping on one foot! (Ok so I did it in two trips but STILL, not an easy task on one leg) Anyway, the hopping piece should be over tomorrow!!! Tomorrow I see my doctor, who should give me the green light for walking! YAY! ...
First on the docket, after 5 weeks of not driving, I am once again cruising in my baby! Just being able to drive makes me feel so much more independent! Although I can’t really complain because I probably saved myself around 2,000 miles (I drive a lot!) and subsequently put off an oil change by about another month :) Obviously with independence comes responsibility. It’s takes a lot...
Less than a week!
The light at the end of the tunnel is starting to shine a little brighter! By this time next week, I should be walking!! I was looking back at my gcal (google calendar for those less tech savvy), and determined that by two and a half weeks I had definitely ditched the crutches altogether. So here I come walking world, watch out! haha.
8 days...8 days!!
Ok 8 days til walking! At least it should be…my mom said “we’ll see what he says”, as if my doctor is going to say anything else. Everyone knows 6 weeks non-weight bearing is the norm as far as non-weight bearing goes…and nothing is out of the norm right now. Range of motion is pretty good, and I think I was able to gain an extra degree or two this weekend. ...