April 11, 2012

Two Weeks - Knee Replacement

Two weeks today!  I can't believe it has already been 2 weeks since my total knee replacement surgery.  I still tire very easily and it still surprises me.  Although, you would think I'd be used to it by now.  I have been more active around the house and I get admonished not to push it every day from my mom, Corey and the kids.  Morgan is very big on "Did your Dr. say you could do that?  Does your Physical Therapist know you are doing that?".  LOL!  Gotta love all my care takers and how seriously they take their task.  :-)  

Today was my "big outing" day. My mom and Morgan took me to physical therapy this morning and then we all headed out to try out a new little pie place in downtown Columbia, Pie Sensations.  I was pretty wiped out after physical therapy so it was a pretty big deal for me to go anywhere other than HOME afterwards.  The ride home was a little uncomfortable but I managed okay.  Home meant leg elevated, ice gel pack on and a pain pill in but all was good.  I took a nice nap later in the afternoon.  Then after dinner, I had my next outing of the day...I went up to Columbia Dance Academy to watch Morgan's intensive dance class.  Millie was surprised to see me there and we chatted a bit.  I felt really good for that outing and didn't need to rush home or anything.  We planned it a bit better and brought ice with us so I think that helped a bit.  I think more outings could be in my near future as long as I plan them out good first.

I've been a little daring and have taken a few baby steps without using my walker (but with the walker right there).  I'm hoping that by the end of this week I'll be able to transition over to the cane.  But if the physical therapist doesn't feel I'm quite ready then I'm preparing myself to be PATIENT...not my strong suit!  Keep your fingers crossed that I'm ready.


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