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Progress Update #21
Saturday, July 29, 2017      6 comments

I am slowly making progress. I'm now back in physical therapy. This week we added some easy balance exercises to the ultra sound treatments and ice. The area that was infected blistered and peeled. It now looks brown instead of bright red. A... Read more
Progress Update #20
Wednesday, July 12, 2017      6 comments

Monday, I had my visit with my orthopedist as a follow up to last Wednesday's urgent care visit. Last Wednesday, my knee still looked angry and was red, hot and sore. After 5 more days of a strong antibiotic as well as more bed rest and ice, it... Read more
Progress Update #19
Wednesday, July 05, 2017      6 comments

It has not been a good week. Last Wednesday, I went to see my orthopedic surgeon after my leg turned red and hot after a fall the week before. The doctor wasn't sure if I had an infection or not but gave me an antibiotic just to be safe. He went... Read more
Progress Update #18
Thursday, June 29, 2017      8 comments

Just when you think you can go back into the water a shark called infection, bites. I fell and was caught by a Good Samaritan before hitting the pavement on June 14th. One week later, I woke up feeling off balance and almost fell when I took th... Read more
Progress Update #17
Sunday, June 11, 2017      7 comments

It has been a while since my last blog. The big news is, I am now back in the water for water workouts! After over two years away, due to poor health, it feels good to float around in the water. I am also cleared to ride the recumbent cycle f... Read more
Progress Update #16
Tuesday, May 23, 2017      10 comments

My leg swelled when I increased my activity level over the weekend. I'm not a happy camper. The pain is awful. My whole leg is stinging and throbbing. This morning, my physical therapist worked on trying to move the fluid around so my body wo... Read more
Progress Update #15
Wednesday, May 17, 2017      6 comments

I am now 16 weeks post op. It has been a long and painful recovery. I'm in my 4th week of outpatient physical therapy. Yesterday, for the first time, I felt like I was making progress. I'm pushing myself, sometimes a little too much, to achi... Read more
Progress Update #14
Sunday, April 30, 2017      7 comments

I have mixed feelings about the amount of time it has taken for my leg muscles and scar tissue to calm down after my Thursday physical therapy session. I know that some amount of pain during and after physical therapy is normal. The amount of ... Read more
The Wedding
Friday, April 28, 2017      7 comments

My daughter made a beautiful bride. Her gown sparkled and her face glowed with happiness! We all had fun getting our hair and makeup done. (Brid... Read more
Progress Update #13
Friday, April 28, 2017      4 comments

The wedding was beautiful (pictures later) but the schedule we kept was grueling. Hubby and I are exhausted still. The big thing we have noticed is that after five days of constant activity, we don't bounce back like we did when we were younge... Read more
Progress Update #12
Thursday, April 13, 2017      3 comments

My progress is currently a real mixed bag. I have lots of highs and lows. Today, I had my final visit with wound care. I am totally finished with home care. That leaves me temporarily on my own for physical therapy. Two days ago, I had ... Read more
Progress Update #11
Sunday, April 09, 2017      6 comments

I walked around the antiques fair in town and......drumroll.....I drove today! I drove for the first time in 3 months! WooHoo!!!... Read more
Progress Update #10
Thursday, April 06, 2017      5 comments

This has been a big week for me. On Tuesday, I was released from home health physical therapy. I am now at a fully functional level. The therapist gave me several sheets of exercises that I can do by myself. I'm still having pain and swelling... Read more
Progress Update #9
Sunday, April 02, 2017      5 comments

Progress is still slow but now it is more steadily going in a positive direction. I have developed a huge amount of scar tissue from all of my open wounds. I find that so scary since the scars are red and painful. The incision from the surger... Read more
Progress Update #8
Friday, March 24, 2017      5 comments

Yesterday, I met with the orthopedist. I had x-rays after I got there and then had an hour wait to be called back to see the doctor. It was an interesting visit. The knee's revision itself looks good. Another stitch worked it's way out o... Read more

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