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Dr. gives patient an A+!


Monday, February 25, 2013

Thanks to some very nice pain meds, I was able to use the Continuous Passive Motion machine "aggressively" (according to DH) and do all my bed-ridden exercises. This prevented excessive swelling in my knee and enabled me to reach 0-120 degrees of extension and flexion in 1 week's time. I have also gradually reduced the amount of pain meds I am taking. Doctor was amazed. I am cleared to begin physical therapy next week!!!!! Yay! Woo HOO! Whoopeee! In the meantime, I am to wean myself off using 2 crutches and onto using only 1; and to placing more weight on the leg during this week. I also must continue wearing my anti-embolism stockings. Kinky!
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DOOBRIE 2/26/2013 4:48AM

    Koshie, I'm so pleased to hear all this. I hope you continue to improve rapidly. Thank you for the Spark goodie, by the way.

Have a great day!

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KICK-SS 2/25/2013 9:03PM

    Good for you!! It's amazing what one can do with the right determination, isn't it? Your fortunate. emoticon

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