Survived PT.

grammypOctober 24, 2011

Had my first physical therapy today, and survived! It felt so good to get those big bulky bandages off and have some fresh air on my leg. They put me through some stretching and strengthening exercises to do twice a day, iced it, re-wrapped it, and sent me on my way. She thinks I will be able to do the bike ride next week if I ride the tandem and put the flat pedals back on. The rides are short and flat, so not much pressure on the knee. I can drive as long as it isn't a stick shift, do stairs (but not carrying anything), and shower as long as the stitches don't get wet. I go back Wed for another hour of work with weights. Thursday I will see the doc again and make sure things are going well.

Thanks for all the prayers and well wishes, they are so welcome!

beverly

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K8Orlando

Congrats! It's not fun but it's important. I wish I had gone longer than i did!

    Bookmark   October 24, 2011 at 8:07PM
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magothyrivergirl

Isn't ice wonderful? You sound like you are progressing nicely. Yay!

    Bookmark   October 24, 2011 at 8:24PM
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mary_c_gw

Oh, I can't say enough about keeping up with the PT. Good job!! You'll be moving around freely very soon!

Go as long as you possibly can, because a good therapist can spot pretty quickly if your needs change, as in one muscle may need more work than another.

DH has been having PT for his back pain for the last 3 months. He's down to once every 3 weeks, and if he doesn't keep up with the exercises, pain ensues. His therapist can always tell if he's been doing them.

    Bookmark   October 24, 2011 at 9:03PM
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K8Orlando

Ice is a lifesaver. I still ice most evenings. Like Mary says, keeping up with the PT is critical. It's easy in the beginning but after a while it starts to drag and you can't really see much improvement. But if you stop, you can rapidly lose some of your range of motion. I've been bad about doing any exercises the past month and I'm paying the price; I've got some work to do!

    Bookmark   October 24, 2011 at 9:13PM
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nanajayne

Congratulations! You have the right attitude and the will to accomplish a successful recovery. Good luck. Jayne

    Bookmark   October 25, 2011 at 12:16AM
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geezerfolks_SharonG_FL

Beverly, Sounds like you're doing everything you're supposed to be doing and will be among the riders next week. Keep up the good work.

SharonG/FL

    Bookmark   October 25, 2011 at 9:29AM
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sunnycentralFL

Wishing you a speedy recovery! PT is not for Wimps!

Hang in there!
Gwen

    Bookmark   October 25, 2011 at 9:45AM
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buteau3rd

That made my day! Happy that your therapy went well. I'm sure there was some discomfort, but can see the great reward in store when you are done.
I have seen a lot of knee surgeries here, and the successes are the ones that do what they are advised.
Keep up the good work and attitude.
Marge

    Bookmark   October 25, 2011 at 11:18AM
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grammyp

Thanks for the encouragement everyone. I did my PT last night and this morning. I am a bit sore, but not bad enough to take my pain meds. Biggest problem right now is stairs. I have to take them one at a time and remember step up with my "good" leg and down with "bad" leg. I'm getting there!

beverly

    Bookmark   October 25, 2011 at 2:58PM
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