OMG that guy I was chatting to a few weeks ago at knee class.. who told me magic things happen around the 5-6 week mark.. well he was right!! Plus, I discovered today while waiting for knee class to start.. there's something else I could do that I had no idea about! And.. here's how the physio flexion assessment went this week. 🤞🏻
It's fair to say that this last month has been the most challenging of my life. That might sound dramatic, but I am being sincere. The pain associated with a knee replacement is off the chart and cannot truly be described or fully appreciated unless you have been through the operation yourself. Add to this an intolerance to all opiate pain meds, and you can only begin to appreciate the challenges that I have faced.
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exactly 1 month post op. Today was a day of two halves. It started down low and finished a bit more positive, I'll explain why sunny days get me down when you'd expect it to be the opposite. Leg lifts still elude me as the blessed quad refuses to wake up, so here's what I'm doing about it.
Today has been a down day. Several sets of tears and lots of frustration. I almost canned the Vlog but no, I committed to documenting this journey daily including downs as well as ups, so here's today's thoughts and one mini triumph to report.