Thursday, August 15, 2019

Celebrating




Yep, that would be me! Wow-what an incredible adventure this past 13/14 weeks have been with my knee. I went in to PT on Tuesday not thinking it would be my last day. The Physician's script was expired and I am doing everything I used to before my knee was a problem. Except, I haven't tried sitting in the bathtub yet or climbing a lot of stairs. That all takes practice. I have been practicing, kneeling and using the muscles I would need. Kevin told me another 6mos or so.  I refuse to let my husband help me in and out of the tub. It's degrading. Shoot man, I'm only 65!

I can sit Indian style, with my legs crossed on the PT bed/table. So I was ready to move on. I really liked them all - They were so nice. It's funny how you do get attached. Or at least I do. So, everything is done. I don't need to see my surgeon unless something is wrong. I'm FREEEeeeee.  

I will go to the gym and do cycling there. That actually is the best exercise for the knee. The leg-press machine is a good one, too. Just not too much weight. The old saying, "Use it or Lose it." is so true after a knee replacement surgery. It will get stiff. 

So, in celebration, I am moving things around. I use the furniture dolly. I am fixing up my old guest room to be a craft/utility room. I moved a chest of drawers into my bedroom closest (with husbands help) and am moving my old dresser out of my bedroom. I don't want a lot of furniture in our bedroom. I have minimalized my clothing and will store seasonal things in the other room. 

It's been HOT outside. 108 today. I just heard on the police scanner there was a naked man running down one of the busy streets in town. Ouch, that pavement must be hot. Hope he had some sunscreen on! 




6 comments:

  1. I've known a few people with successful knee replacements, I did not know how much was involved with rehabilitation. Sounds like the hardest part is in the rear view mirror.

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  2. You were about as hot as we were. I think we were around 112 today. Maybe the naked man was looking a sprinkler to cool down in! Good for you for finishing up PT! Yep, just keep on it with the exercises! You don't have to see your surgeon yearly? I know I type for some that have the patients come back yearly for an x-ray and a "look and see" type of exam but each doctor is different on how they practice medicine. Looks like you've been busy too with the moving around!

    betty

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    1. No he didn't mention it. Unless they call me next year to schedule an appointment.

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  3. Glad you're able to move on now. That will be nice to have a craft room. I've always wanted one. Now, don't lift too heavy of furniture, cause then you'll have a whole new set of problems. One time I moved something heavy by myself and had the worst pulled muscle ever. To this day, I still feel it if I move the wrong way. I can't believe it's 108 there. It's hot here, but I've noticed it's getting cooler in the mornings. Enjoy your craft room!

    ~Sheri

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    1. Oh I plan to. We need wall shelving but it's coming along.

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