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On the mend...with "baby steps" in the pool...
Tuesday, July 20, 2010      4 comments

I managed to work just fine and even did my "quotas" in spite of needing my walker to get from the ramp to my office. When I got home I rested about an hour and then hubby and I went to the gym where I only whirlpooled for just 10 minutes. Whe... Read more
I thought activity would make me feel better....
Monday, July 19, 2010      3 comments

Both knees are stiff today. During the night I had severe pain but didn't take pain pill due to not wanting to be groggy for drive to work. Should have taken something about midnight and eneded up tossing and turning and finally put ice on kne... Read more
Struggling to stay active....
Sunday, July 18, 2010      2 comments

I had my first PT after the tear of my quad muscle about 10 days ago. I have been given a list of only 4 exercises to do 15 reps x 2 and to do them twice a day. So far I have done those exercises only once a day as I am having a great difficul... Read more
Walking pretty well with no knee immobilizer and put away the walker...
Friday, July 16, 2010      6 comments

I used only my cane to make sure I didn't lose my balance as I used a walker and knee immobilizer for six days. I haven't done my exercises today yet and just got up from an afternoon nap. Right now I am icing and then I am going to get on the... Read more
Pretty good news from doctor, including no surgery needed.
Thursday, July 15, 2010      7 comments

However, he said the tear could take 6 months for total recovery. I told him I was worried about scar tissue. He said I need scar tissue to heal the tear. I explained I was worried about scar tissue that would inhibit my knee motion. He said... Read more
Seeing doctor today...hoping for good diagnosis...
Thursday, July 15, 2010      7 comments

Hopefully I have only a minor tear of one of the quadriceps muscles that will heal in 2-3 weeks with rest. My main concern is scar tissue hindering my recovery from total knee replacement 8 weeks ago (May 21st). My recovery was going as planne... Read more
You think exercise is hard? How about not exercising?
Wednesday, July 14, 2010      8 comments

I am having a problem not exercising. Dr. told me to wear knee immobilizer when I am up and rest this week. I tried some exercises with my good leg this morning before getting out of bed. I feel like a sloth and am reminding myself not to get... Read more
struggling to go to work today....
Tuesday, July 13, 2010      4 comments

Now the left leg is getting sore from lack of exercise due to wearing a knee brace on the right leg. I think this afternoon I will try getting to the gym and whirlpool for awhile. ... Read more
Dishwasher fixed...
Monday, July 12, 2010      3 comments

The door latch only needed adjustment. A minumum service call was $100 so it was way cheaper than buying a new dishwasher. Hubby thought we should just go buy another one (I am glad I handle the finances now). It worked out well and hav... Read more
Tempted to stay home today but resisting the urge....
Monday, July 12, 2010      5 comments

Since the doctor said I could still work in spite of muscle tear I am going in; however, I have to go in early cause I need to be home when the repairman comes for our dishwasher. Hubby refuses to wash dishes by hand and I can't stand at the si... Read more
trying to look on the bright side of life...
Sunday, July 11, 2010      5 comments

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Taking it easy and not collecting exercise point this week...
Saturday, July 10, 2010      4 comments

Trying to rest and hopefully my muscle tear will heal and will see doctor next Thursday to check on my progress. If it is not better I will be sent for an MRI. For now, the doctor says it is probably a small tear in one of the quad muscles. I... Read more
Update on quad pain...went to doctor this a.m.
Friday, July 09, 2010      8 comments

I had such severe pain getting in and out of car decided to call orthopedic doctor and got in this morning. X-rays did not show a tendon rupture nor anything broken. Dr. thought I have a small (???) tear of the quad and I am to take it eas... Read more
More spasms in right quad...
Friday, July 09, 2010      7 comments

I went to PT yesteday and did 10 minute warmup on stationary bike and was fine. But then tried to get situated on the leg press and when I tried to lift my right leg I got severe spasms, broke down into tears and had to discontinue therapy. I ... Read more
Thursday and the knee is still sore from PT on Tuesday
Thursday, July 08, 2010      1 comments

I have taken it easy since Tuesday and I still am having increased pain in my knee since therapist pushed me with an increase of weight on leg press and increasing to higher step up and down. If I weren't going to therapy pool in a few minutes ... Read more

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