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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

Achey.. breaky Wednesday...

Wednesday, July 07, 2010      4 comments

emoticon I had a fitful night for sleeping last night. PT was a bit over the top and had to be cut short due ... Read more

Adding hubby to my gym membership...

Monday, July 05, 2010      3 comments

Our budget is a little strained but I think by avoiding going out to eat it is an affordable activity which will be good for both of us. Tomorrow is my first half day back at work and I plan to swim in the therapy pool before work and in ... Read more

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