Since I have a few minutes, I thought I would give an update on my knee. Computer doing better today, hard to reply using by phone. ARRGGH.
I appreciate everyone's good thoughts and PM's that I have received. As posted before the knee machine left a few weeks ago, so that has freed up some of my time. The return 3 week post op dr appt went well. They used a new type of sutures at my hospital St Francis. As the PA called them, I was "zip tied". Those came off easily and scar is healing well.
I go to PT 3 times a week for 7 weeks.(per his orders). Still do the exercises with icing afterwards three times a day. Some days are good and some are still tough. Off walker and cane, walking on my own. Sometimes I favor it a tad, only after pt or exercising, getting out of car, or sitting for a while. I am able to help cook, clean up, laundry, groceries.etc. We try to get out once a day to do something. Been to our large shopping mail twice to do some walking followed up with a delicious DQ blizzard as my reward to a job well done.
I have found warming up my tight muscles 10-15 minutes with heating pad or corn sack and using my roller on them before my exercises and stretches help.
The pain level is about 1 -2 sometimes. 1 mostly. The only major pain is really muscle. The hardest part is the stretching in the thigh area and IT band area. The stiffness is the hardest part, especially when PT stretches me. Unfortunately I am only up to 113 out of 120 in my bend. I asked her to measure my good knee (right) and it was 143 today.
All in all I am doing good, except for sleep.... that is still hard to do.
I know I will be ready to tackle my two RS tours in May 2019.
I was able to go to our travel meeting in September. Been out to eat several times. Went to see work for a few minutes one weekend. Went to our glass blowing fundraiser event last week which was about 3 hours. Did well.
Just wanted to update you.
Mary is also on the mend! Yeah