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Sunday, August 22, 2010

Today I increased each exercise I do for physical therapy by 5. The doctor started me out doing 20 reps 3x's a day. Then he wanted me to work toward 30 reps, then 50 reps and finally 100 reps. My goal this week is to do the 30 reps and the following week work up to 50 reps.

I praise the Lord, that there really has been no pain, just achiness and swelling. My range of motion is getting better with the exercise -- I especially noticed that today. I still get tired after walking too much -- which I did yesterday.

One thing I did do today - I tried going up and down the stairs with no crutch. It was slow going and doing one step at a time but I did it!
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*DMARIE* 8/24/2010 12:54PM

    emoticon Glad to hear it!

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KALISWALKER 8/23/2010 11:57PM

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It sounds like you are recovering well.

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JODIRICHARDS 8/23/2010 9:03PM

    emoticon Sounds like you are making great progress, slow consistent progress is key. Celebrate every victory and don't over due, I can tell you from experience, it sets you back more than you want.

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SLENDERGRAMMA2B 8/23/2010 8:23PM

    Yeah! 100% today!!! Great progress, Did it make you smile? emoticon

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CARLANNIE 8/23/2010 9:58AM

    You're getting there!

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THENEWCINDY 8/23/2010 9:03AM

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GOOZLEBEAR 8/22/2010 8:40PM

    So glad you are doing better and that the PT is paying off.

Have a great, pain free week!

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NELLIEC 8/22/2010 8:31PM

    You are doing marvelously! emoticon

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COACHKRYSTIE 8/22/2010 7:24PM

    YAY!! God is AWESOME

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SMILESRME 8/22/2010 6:14PM

    Yipee Carrie...those little reps do add up to big ones! So happy that you are on your way and doing one step at a time. Love ya! Julia emoticon

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JULIAOAK 8/22/2010 5:13PM

    well done - keep up the good work!! emoticon

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ANN150 8/22/2010 4:29PM

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BESTSUSIEYET 8/22/2010 4:04PM

    emoticon So glad your rehab is going well! Keep up the good work!

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