Thought I’d give you all an update while I’m waiting for breakfast. First, yesterday’s therapy sessions went well. Mary is awesome and got me moving around the hallways almost immediately. My first task was to walk around the hallway…heel toe, heel toe, with a walker. The knee was a bit painful…okay maybe a lot painful at times, but I managed to accomplish the task at hand.
Later in the day, Mary’s sunny face popped on my room once again and so we once again started walking around the hallway on our way to practice stairs. Funny…I’d see other people dressed just like me with walkers and a wrap around their knee. There was a bit of comradry as we acknowledged each other in passing.
Stairs are accomplished with one crutch under my left arm and holding a stair rail with my right arm to support my right knee which had the surgery.
After that it was back to my room where Mary suggested I sit in a chair for 30 minutes before getting into bed. I felt like the Queen of Sheeba sitting in the chair staring straight ahead. I kept looking for my minions but they were nowhere to be found! Rats!
My surgeon came into visit me later on and said I was doing so well that I could skip the rehab and go directly home on Friday. I look forward to being on my own bed free of all these drip lines and perhaps getting a full nights sleep for a change.
One thing that was kind of shocking is that I found out for the first three months I can’t sit in a chair for more than an hour and that I had to be back in my machine after that. Yikes! I guess I will be in bed a lot until march!
Oooo breakfast should be here soon! Have a good day everyone! Ill update tomorrow from TKR Central!