Saturday, February 15, 2014

Walking Crutch Free

Tonight I put my crutches down on walked on my own power. Still a little sore and stiff but weight bearing after less than 36 hours since surgery...not bad at all if I say so myself.
I will still tke it easy tomorrow and then start to build me leg and knee back up.

Finally Feeling A Little Better

I think I did a little too much too soon. After getting back from the hospital and the surgery, instead of laying down and putting ice on my knee, I decided to stay up, sit at my computer and goof off some.
That was definitely not the thing to do and I paid the price that evening when I went to bed and tried to get some sleep. I should have kept my leg elevated while laying down and spent a few hours applying ice to my knee.
My knee ended up swelling up and no matter what position I tried to sleep in, I could not find a pain free position and as result I don't think I got any sleep at all. I just laid there staring at the ceiling in the darkened bedroom.
Veronica came home early the next day to take care of me and  her being there helped me out greatly.
That day with Veronica's help, I did what I should have one in the first place and because I took car of myself, I was rewarded with a knee that did not hurt near as much as it did, the swelling around me knee went way own and I was finally able to get some sleep.
I was originally planning on putting some weight on my leg and knee tomorrow but I have decided to give my leg and knee an extra day. Monday is my new target date for walking unassisted. Once I get to hat point, I will start walking in the neighborhood again and build up the strength in my legs again.
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