8 Weeks Post TKR
Thursday, July 25, 2013
2 months since my surgery! I feel like I hit a milestone. I still have one week left of PT. I will miss it when I'm done. Most of the exercises I can do at home, but there's a sense of security in having someone help you and measure your progress. I have been doing a lot of swimming (water walking, stretches, exercises, treading water, etc) at the Y and I think it's really helped. Yesterday I finally got to a 120 degree bend! That was my goal (although I'm going to keep working towards a better bend), and I was so happy to finally get there. I'm still at a -3 on straightening, but it's getting there. I saw my surgeon yesterday and he's really happy with my progress. He cleared me to go back to work, but only half days the first week since I teach kindergarten and am on my feet all day. I go back on the 14th of August and will probably be released for full time then, depending on how the first week goes. I'm relieved because I can start with my kiddos, but come home and ice and elevate my knee. I'm sad about summer ending. I spent my whole summer recovering from surgery, but I'm looking forward to a school year with my kiddos that doesn't involve constant pain like last year.