I’ve probably “turned a corner” over the past couple of days! Today is five weeks from the knee replacement surgery and I’m starting to feel pretty good most of the time. Monday’s therapy session was a good session, two hours long, and I felt pretty good after it was finished. Tomorrow’s session will (hopefully) confirm the progress.
Standing up from a sitting position is still a challenge. I can, however, now get stood up by myself from a chair with no arms and that is definitely goodness. After sitting for a period of time, though, the knees get very stiff and getting stood up becomes more of a (painful) issue. Meanwhile, I’m doing a lot of work on my gait … trying not to waddle like a penguin, but walk straight ahead. It’s harder than it sounds.
The surgeon said that after 2 weeks I’d be pretty unhappy with him, but after 6 weeks I’d want to bring him cookies. I’m looking forward to that 6 week thing. I’m not quite ready to order up cookies for him (although the incisions look very nice and are beginning to fade!).
I’ve decided to put up a new domain (name yet to be determined) with my thoughts and recommendations for people considering knee replacement surgery … and specifically those considering doing both knees at the same time. I’ve started mapping out the content for the website. If any readers have specific questions that I should address, feel free to comment.
I’m on the Pocatello Airport Commission and am now chairman of the commission. Today was our first meeting where I presided over the meeting. It was a good meeting with several items to be handled, including a new tenant at the airport. After about an hour of sitting, though, my knees start reminding me that it’s time to stand up and walk around. For some reason, the meeting today was over an hour after it started….
Ta ta for now!