Friday, February 24, 2012

It's Party Time!

Today I graduated from physical therapy. It's been three months and 10 days since I started therapy. I can now get my knee about 120-125 degrees without much pain. I walk pretty well now but still have a bit of trouble sleeping without some discomfort.

I have not weighed myself, but I have lost quite a bit of weight in the process. A vendor that came to visit me yesterday (a good friend) commented that the back of my pants are pretty baggy now. I need to buy a few new ones that fit. I can't wear my wedding ring right now because it will slip off.

Before I left tonight I asked my physical therapist what I could and should do to be active and not put the weight back on. I asked him how to keep my knee from freezing up. He basically told me to keep active like I usually am, don't sit for long, inactive hours, don't walk up too many stairs for too long of a time, don't walk too far and be careful for the next three months. Well, that didn't help me much figure out what I can do to keep the weight off. Jim and I are hoping to buy a recumbant (sp?) bike because that is the best exercise I can do for a few more months.

Von is very happy with the progress I've made. I might have to go back in occasionally if the knee flares up, but for now I'm done. The other day when I went for a short walk, I had more pain in the right knee than the new knee. I think that is a good sign.

I was excited to come home and celebrate with Jim and Ammon but they aren't here and I have no idea where they went. Well, the party is still to happen.

Yeah me. Finally.......


Dave and Tana said...

Congrats! Have fun celebrating when everybody gets home.

Mike and Adrianne said...

So happy for you Momma! I love hearing that you are getting better.