Archive for May, 2015

Off and … Well, walking slowly! 05/31/2015

- May, 2015

YIPPEE!!!

I saw the doctor last Tuesday and whoopee – I get to put full weight on my leg! I can progress off cruWalkingtches as quickly as my leg allows without limping – what a relief. I admit, I was concerned that the doctor would want me to continue with some weight-bearing limitations, especially since I begin my full schedule of patients next week. Luckily I’ve had all week to gradually explore and progress the return of support from my right leg.

I was also released for driving, which was another huge relief! I cautiously drove around the block the following day before trying a full trip into town, and it was a simple as getting on a bicycle. Whew!

I tried my first unsupported (no crutches) step in the doctor’s office which caused my knee to buckle as it forgot how to support my weight. This actually created (more…)

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Silly Me… 05/22/2015

- May, 2015

In anticipation of my 6 week mark (next week), a lot of things have occurred to me. I have been really looking forward to getting to walk and exercise, but in the past couple of weeks it dawned on me, that one doesn’t just go from touch-down-weight-bearing to full weight bearing in one fell swoop!

I had been holding this image for myself: AnticipationSee the doctor, get released for full weight bearing, the clouds part and angels sing, I drop my crutches and viola! I’m walking! And exercising, and back to work, and driving, etc.  Then it dawned on me. (more…)

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Who’s driving who crazy? 05/20/2015

- May, 2015

One of the things I didn’t realize would be so complicated is not driving. Since it’s my right hip, and a sudden braking could cause pressure into the hip joint, I’m not able to drive myself anywhere.Driver

As usual, Scott is a saint – plus I have help from a number of other sources: My Mother, Father, Mother-in-Law and son, Joshua all live nearby and have been gracious assistants.  However, I do try to schedule everything at one time for going into town to avoid too many trips.  We live about (more…)

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Necessity is the Mother of Invention 05/15/2015

- May, 2015

I’m not sure if it was my last blog, or maybe my husband just got tired of hearing me whine. But either way, I’m thrilled that he finally discovered the answer to my sore hands. Pipe Insulation!

I’ve had a few recommendations. The most common is (more…)

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In Appreciation of Walking 05/12/2015

- May, 2015

I have a new appreciation for people who can’t walk. Walking makes life so easy! You just stand up and go – anywhere your feet can take you. Whether it’s a cup of water, going to the bathroom, or walking out to your car to take you almost anywhere, it the easiest most efficient form of transportation there is.

So, when the doctor told me I basically wouldn’t be able to us use oneWalker of my legs for 6 weeks I was pretty naïve in understanding what this meant. I figured I’d (more…)

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Confessions of a Work-A-Holic 05/04/2015

- May, 2015

On the surface, things are going quite well. I saw my surgeon last Monday and he is optimistic about my outcome (which we won’t know for several months), and had my 1st official physical therapy appointment with my expert orthopedic therapist, Siiri Berg, MPT, OCS. I was looking forward to writing about this first appointment because even being an experienced PT, I learned so much about the post-surgery rehabilitation which has not been my specialty.

 

However, on Thursday, (more…)

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