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Tired but feeling stronger every day....
Thursday, June 17, 2010      2 comments

We went out for lunch and now we are waiting for a tornado warning to pass by us. I won't be able to walk around the block as the temp has gone up to 88 with high humidity. There is hail and tornadoes touching down about 50 to 100 miles from o... Read more
good night's sleep last night...exercised on recumbent bike
Wednesday, June 16, 2010      1 comments

I had a pain pill last night about 8:00 p.m. and another at 10:00 a.m. this morning...I have been given another prescription and I am sure this will be my last refill so am ekeing them out and trying to make them last as long as possible. When ... Read more
Sitting at computer thinking about exercising....
Wednesday, June 16, 2010      3 comments

Actions speak louder than words. Will be back after I do some exercising. My goal is 10 minutes on recumbent bike and walk around my block with my walker (it is .48 miles around my block and took me about 40 minutes last time). Hope to get ar... Read more
It's Sunday but not ready to sit through a service...
Sunday, June 13, 2010      7 comments

I cannot sit with my legs hanging down for a whole hour as of yet. So even though I could drive there I don't plan to go to church yet as I might have to get up to move around in the middle of the sermon and that would be considered very rude..... Read more
come saturday morning....ain't goin' nowhere
Saturday, June 12, 2010      5 comments

It's a rainy day ..probably won't be able to walk around the block...humidity is high, also. Will try the recumbent bike a few times for 5 minutes at a time today and do my leg exercises. I was up early today and had breakfast about 5:00 a.m. ... Read more
Not much happening today...
Friday, June 11, 2010      3 comments

Was released from therapy today and am able to get in and out of car without a problem. Perhaps next week I will be allowed to drive. That would be great. I am not scheduled to go back to work half time for 3 more weeks. I also walked 1/2 mi... Read more
Thursday...slower and some new pain in leg...
Thursday, June 10, 2010      3 comments

After the nurse checked my leg she contacted my surgeon's office and they got me in for ultrasound to rule out blood clot... got in at hospital within an hour (partly due to nurse's strike, as most elective procedures are on hold ).... Good... Read more
Wednesday: PT, short session....
Wednesday, June 09, 2010      6 comments

I can go up and down stairs with a cane (up with the good and down with the bad). Eventually (I was assured) I will be able to walk up and down stairs in a normal fasthion and was told it "will come naturally in a couple of months." My therapi... Read more
Rainy day...
Tuesday, June 08, 2010      9 comments

After I have breakfast and spark a bit, I plan to do my PT exercises. I actually can go around a few times on the recumbent bike (takes about 5 minutes to go nowhere slowly). I am looking forward to being more independent and losing that "sur... Read more
Much better day today...recovery going forward...
Monday, June 07, 2010      3 comments

The therapist told me it was good that I took it easy yesterday. I actually showed improved range of motion compared to Friday in spite of taking it easy yesterday. On Wednesday, the therapist said I will start practicing walking with a ... Read more
Today was a sleepy day and am a bit down...
Sunday, June 06, 2010      8 comments

I know it is normal to have a recovery graph which does not go up constantly and today was one of those days I felt I back-slid....didn't move around much and slept a lot. Forgot to take pain medicine for 12 hours and am still waiting for 2 pil... Read more
Still recovering...each day a little better
Friday, June 04, 2010      7 comments

Blood pressure 120/70, etc.... wound healing well... etc etc...nurse visit was very positive. She will take INR again next Monday and one more time next week and then I should be off blood thinner (Coumadin) shortly after that. My legs are st... Read more
PT eval today went well...
Thursday, June 03, 2010      10 comments

The therapist felt 3 sessions next week and perhaps 1 the next week will be enough therapy. Since this is my second knee replacement I think I agree but time will tell. Hopefully, I will be able to drive in about 2 weeks. I am scheduled to re... Read more
staples out & real shower & shampoo today
Tuesday, June 01, 2010      9 comments

progressing on time w/o complications.... I start home PT tomorrow.... emoticon... Read more
I got spoiled in rehabbbb......
Monday, May 31, 2010      10 comments

this morning my husband brought me breakfast in the living room. It hurts to sit up in a chair with my legs down very long..I get up and walk around a lot and try different positions. DH just brought me a second bag of ice for knee a... Read more

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