Monday, May 28, 2018

FACEBOOK drives me crazy

If you were my facebook friend, you may be surprised to be getting a friend request.
Fact is, my old facebook was hacked over the weekend. I have no control over the old page. I can't delete the offending posts. My friends who were tagged can't remove their tags, nor can I. It has been reported but facebook isn't making much of a move to help.
So YES, I do have a new facebook page and I should be sending YOU a request. I've cut my contacts big time on the new page. I'm sick of having these problems. I only keep the darn thing to be in the loop with my close friends and family who live away.

Friday, May 18, 2018

Frustrated as ever

I had my three month checkup with the surgeon yesterday. Yes, it is almost four months, but whatever...

The news is NOT good. Apparently scar tissue is interfering with how a ligament is performing. If I can't get things working properly, another surgery might be in the offing. He explained that surgery of that nature can turn into a vicious battle of the scar tissue. We know I "scar funny" anyway. I've got some serious work to do.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

exhausted

I'm just home from my second session at Aqua Fit. Exhaustion hardly covers how I feel. After a quick shower (we use a salt water pool, kind of yucky) and a light snack, I'm ready to nap for the rest of the afternoon.
Hopefully my knee isn't going to be too achy tonight, but we'll see how that goes.
Today they had me in a floatation belt. My feet only touched the bottom when entering or exiting the pool. It was quite interesting to just be bobbing around like that.
I have to buy a new bathing suit before next class. I've lost more weight apparently because my body threatened to slip right out of this lovely one I have now. Yaaayyyyy!

Friday, April 20, 2018

GRADUATION

I graduated from physio therapy classes on Wednesday. Even though my knee extension is still not ideal, they, and I, didn't think the physio classes were of any further benefit. There is a wait list for folks coming off surgery so I felt my space should be opened. My PT took me through the "test" and I did all of the movements just fine. I practically outrun her on the oval track!

Thursdays are now committed to a very crazy aquafit. I thought I would die by the end of it! I see quite a few of the group have knee scars and several of us are "recent". Our instructor has had both of her knees done. She  asked those of us with "new" knees to come a half hour earlier starting next week. She is going to put float belts on us and give us an extra half hour of torture.We had a bit of a chat after the class and I remarked that physio worked our operated limb quite hard but the rest of the body was sadly neglected. Debbie said "not for long".

I came home, took a Tylenol 3 with a cuppa tea and went to bed for the afternoon. No worries, I'll soon be in fighting form.

Our weather is taking a very welcome turn for the better. I'm so looking forward to getting out and about again. My walking is very much improved. I don't need the cane and my gait doesn't look so wonky anymore. That's all my own effort, so the more I do it the better it will get. Pain levels are good - except of course on the days when I REALLY exert myself. That's going to improve too.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Another week of nothing, or something

I didn't have physiotherapy at all last week. Monday was a holiday so the clinic was closed. Wednesday we had a blizzard and no one was moving outdoors.
I was back at it yesterday.
One of the newer exercises seems to have released the pinched nerve on the knee. The surgeon had warned me that there would be numbness for some time, and some people never get it back. Thankfully, mine seems to have fully recovered! This one flexation exercise seems to be a big help!
When I wake up in the morning I am really - REALLY! - stiff in the knee. If I do about 50 repetitions of this flex, it loosens everything up nicely.
My knee still has quite a bend to it, but am really hopefully that this new flexibility is going to loosen that up. Once things dry up I am going to walk until I drop! Right now my road is quite the mud hole. I see the weather man is forecasting another 20 centimeters of snow for us over the weekend. I'm going to have to figure something out.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Whoops, not related to my knee thing

No physio today. The road isn't plowed.
We had a major bit of weather blow in last night. Heavy wet gloppy snow. It's taking a wee break at the moment but apparently it's going to pick up again with a vengeance and high winds thrown in for good measure.
I've filled the buckets for the flush and counted our batteries for the lights and the radios.  The wood supply will do us for a few days. We will use the generator if need be.  That heavy wet snow on all the pine trees is not good for the power lines once this wind starts to really pick up.
The good news is that it is all supposed to end tonight.
It better, I have a doctors appointment tomorrow as my GP closes out her practice. I can't afford to miss that one.

Saturday, March 31, 2018

EXTENSION

I learned that my physio therapy is going to be extended by two more weeks. I was worried...

This week she gave me another new set of exercises to do. Quite miraculously, most of the sensation came back into my knee. It is common for it to take awhile to come back and for some, never does.
All of a sudden I can feel the flexation, which makes it a lot easier to do those exercises.
My knee is still rather bent but I'm pretty confident it is going to straighten out with time and work. It's hard work, and it's painful work.

I've been ordered to do these new exercises three times a day with twenty repetitions.  So what do I do? If 20 is good, 100 is better, right? NOT! Now I have a sore hip which has me not able to do ANY exercises today...