Yessirree, that is what it was like at my first physical therapy session today, but I’m the one on the table. I’m definitely sore after the workout but I really, really liked the physical therapist --- he listened! And he also said I should have been in PT beginning the 4th day after the surgery and shook his head at the time passed. He brought me up to speed on the “real” story of this type of knee surgery. He said the surgeon, albeit a good one, was dead wrong on telling patients they’d be good as new only a few days after the surgery. The therapist said even the jocks were a good 2 months to healing, and my age group was certainly longer. He heard the snap/crack in my shin and he understood when I told him about the tight wire-like feeling running down my leg that actually vibrates, and he was very familiar with my almost asleep feeling in my foot but when it touches the ground, my foot vibrates and moves right up my leg. He said my range of motion in one particular direction was ahead of the game, but he could see that the swelling was still markedly noticeable and that showed inflammation and pain still going on. He doesn’t think that the surgeon did anything wrong but does think that it was wrong not to send me to PT within days of the surgery and it takes longer now to get where I need to be. That’s it in a nutshell although we talked and did measurements and exercises for another hour and made appointments for 2 days a week for a month and then see where it all stands and reschedule accordingly. He told me to use the cane and to do the exercises he gave me 3 times a day (and a load of reps). He believes he’s going to be able to rid me of this pain and get the healing going the way it should be. I like him and I trust him and have a good feeling about him, so I can bear this beginning PT pain ---- sure, I might yell, but it’s for a good cause. I’m up for it. So here we go again, taking care of this and icing and exercising, etc,, and being away from my pc for the most part, but I am determined to get better. Lord knows when I’ll blog walk but will when it’s feasible and I get used to this new schedule. Age, who needs it? Ick. Well, I guess it is better than the alternative, and besides, my furry ones, Sam and Lucy need me.
See you all when I can. Enjoy this glorious weather get out and do things. Pot some flowers. Sit outside with a good book….add a glass of wine to that. Wave to your neighbors, and light up the world with your beautiful smiles!
PS/ Happy May 1st! MAY POP! (You have to really be old to know that one)
Here’s how it started:
By the time I was in elementary school, the tradition changed from pigs’ bladders to hitting your friends over the heads with school books and yelling, MAY POP!. Wow. Could that have been just a Southern thing? And all this time they thought the problem was in-breeding, opps.