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Wednesday: PT, short session....

Wednesday, June 09, 2010      6 comments

I can go up and down stairs with a cane (up with the good and down with the bad). Eventually (I was assured) I will be able to walk up and down stairs in a normal fasthion and was told it "will come naturally in a couple of months." My therapi... Read more

Rainy day...

Tuesday, June 08, 2010      9 comments

After I have breakfast and spark a bit, I plan to do my PT exercises. I actually can go around a few times on the recumbent bike (takes about 5 minutes to go nowhere slowly). I am looking forward to being more independent and losing that "sur... Read more

Much better day today...recovery going forward...

Monday, June 07, 2010      3 comments

The therapist told me it was good that I took it easy yesterday. I actually showed improved range of motion compared to Friday in spite of taking it easy yesterday. On Wednesday, the therapist said I will start practicing walking with a ... Read more

Today was a sleepy day and am a bit down...

Sunday, June 06, 2010      8 comments

I know it is normal to have a recovery graph which does not go up constantly and today was one of those days I felt I back-slid....didn't move around much and slept a lot. Forgot to take pain medicine for 12 hours and am still waiting for 2 pil... Read more

Still recovering...each day a little better

Friday, June 04, 2010      7 comments

Blood pressure 120/70, etc.... wound healing well... etc etc...nurse visit was very positive. She will take INR again next Monday and one more time next week and then I should be off blood thinner (Coumadin) shortly after that. My legs are st... Read more

PT eval today went well...

Thursday, June 03, 2010      10 comments

The therapist felt 3 sessions next week and perhaps 1 the next week will be enough therapy. Since this is my second knee replacement I think I agree but time will tell. Hopefully, I will be able to drive in about 2 weeks. I am scheduled to re... Read more

staples out & real shower & shampoo today

Tuesday, June 01, 2010      9 comments

progressing on time w/o complications.... I start home PT tomorrow.... emoticon... Read more

I got spoiled in rehabbbb......

Monday, May 31, 2010      10 comments

this morning my husband brought me breakfast in the living room. It hurts to sit up in a chair with my legs down very long..I get up and walk around a lot and try different positions. DH just brought me a second bag of ice for knee a... Read more

Finally back home with internet service....

Sunday, May 30, 2010      11 comments

I was in rehab from last Monday until today (Sunday) so it was only 6 days and I am home. I had only one complaint about the rehab facility....they didn't have wifi. So I have not Sparked since last Sunday or Monday. My sense of time ha... Read more

the fog is lifting...

Monday, May 24, 2010      5 comments

I noticed my blog this a.m. had a few errors regarding which day I was talking about.....My memory is getting better. Apparently the memory problem is due to anesthesia and narcotics (love those narcotics). I was having the severe pain and pro... Read more

Yesterday was not a good day...

Monday, May 24, 2010      13 comments

The pain block in my leg was discontinued today and I had a lot of pain...also had upset stomach and oxygen saturations were lower than usual. I spent a lot of time in bed and getting up is painful. I hope today is a better day. PT went well ... Read more

I thought I remembered, but I didn't

Saturday, May 22, 2010      8 comments

It hurts a lot more than I remembered. I think I progressed faster last time...I don't remember it hurting this much..stiff upper lip.....I know I will get better soon....gotta work hard at rehab... Last night I didn't sleep more than an h... Read more

Today's the day...knee replacement....

Friday, May 21, 2010      12 comments

I am thirsty already and it is only 6:00 a.m. and wishing I could have coffee, too. I still have to pack my bag and make sure I have all the things ready that I need to take with me to the hospital. My friend who is driving me will bring m... Read more

slept in until 5:30 a.m., tomorrow hopefully until 9:00 a.m.

Thursday, May 20, 2010      5 comments

Changing my sleep schedule. Last time had the other knee done was always up at my usual 4 to 5:00 a.m. walking the halls and trying to find COFFEEEEE... If I change my sleep schedule it should help with that problem, I hope. I also might have ... Read more

Last day at work before LOA

Wednesday, May 19, 2010      6 comments

NOW I am getting excited. I can go swimming one more time before my leave at the therapy pool. I really need to do this as yesterday I did not clock any exercise time and my legs are aching. I am up early enough to have a short spin on the re... Read more


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