9:00 p.m….A few minutes ago, I walked a short distance without my walker! Eventhough it wasn’t easy, and it was a little uncomfortable, it felt good. It’s only been one week today since my surgery. My therapist seemed to think I was doing therapy a little earlier than most people do, but that’s what the doctor ordered. He actually wanted me to start last Friday.
Paula….thank you so much for the flowers and chocolates. You are a precious friend!
Our friend, Paula (heyheypaula) sent me flowers and chocolates. How did all of you know that chocolates are the way to get me well?
But Paula Girl…..look what I found in the flower box. We really didn’t need another cat!
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I had my first physical therapy session today. Ouch. During the surgery, they have to cut through muscle and pull others to the side. So the thigh muscle just above the knee gets really stretched out. It is tough to try to get strength back in it. Being able to straighten the leg out and lift it is nearly impossible. But I’m getting there. And I’m also lucky to have a therapist who had both his knees replaced…at the same time. He said he did it that way because he knew he would not be able to go back and get the second one done. I don’t know how he did it, because it’s much easier when you have one good leg. I have one sort of good leg.
Since my surgery, I have lost 5-1/2 pounds. And in the last month, I have lost a total of 14 pounds. Now I don’t recommend knee replacement surgery as a weight loss method, but I just have not had much appetite. I hope it stays this way. I have been craving fresh fruits like bananas and grapes, and have also craved orange juice. I’ve had almost no taste for anything sweet, like candy or cookies. Last night I did want chocolate, so I ate 3 pieces of the chocolate Debbie brought me. But it is sugar free.