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Made it to 90 degrees FINALLY!

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Well, better late than never, right? I FINALLY reached a 90 degree bend, 6 weeks after my knee replacement surgery. I am the proverbial tortoise, not the hare, for sure! My recovery has been steady, but slower than most, and this is a real milestone for me. I start back to work next week and in every other way, I've been feeling like I'm making good progress. My strength is very good, I'm down to one crutch and transitioning to a cane this week. In fact, I'm starting to walk without any aids now, for a little bit. This is the first week I'm starting to feel "normal", more like myself and it feels terrific.

I'm proud of myself for not giving in to boredom eating while I've been inactive, and I've actually taken off about 7-8 pounds since my surgery, which is more than I expected.
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    1221 days ago
    emoticon Congratulations!
    1222 days ago
    emoticon you are doing well you are strong, determined doing everything right
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    1222 days ago
    emoticon Congratulations!!!! I remember the feeling when I finally was able to bend my knee at 90 degrees ..... you should be proud of what you've accomplished!

    AND losing weight to boot --- that's emoticon

    Good luck going back to work!!
    1222 days ago
    WAY TO GO!! Everyone heals at a different pace and for me, it was 6 weeks before I started to go without a cane a bit.. I'd carry it for reassurance and then finally one day just ditched it.

    You are doing so well and to drop another 7-8 pounds is amazing!

    Be proud.. you sure deserve to be!!!

    1222 days ago
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