My surgery is two weeks from today.
I had an appointment with my physiotherapist today. She did lots of measuring and watch how I walked and took me through all of the exercises on the sheets I was given.
I learned that I was NOT using my cane properly, so that was a big help.
She also got on me about the way I walk, as I literally drag my right leg through life. It is so painful to bend my knee! She wants me to do a "marching" motion whenever possible. I can't see me doing that in the grocery store mind you!
I had a VERY difficult pain day yesterday. My knee was excruciating, then the hip, then the lower back. I had to take a lot of pain medication and use all my pillows to get comfortable. Once I fell asleep I had a good solid night though. I was also rather groggy when I woke up this morning. Pain or no pain, I just cannot take the prescribed pain medication.
Yesterday afternoon I had a great long chat with a good friend who had her surgery here just a few weeks ago. She reassured me that I would be spending a full day in the hospital here in Pembroke. We talked about the process at our hospital, which seems a bit different from the Queensway Carlton. I feel a little better now.
Next week I have my preOp physical and ECG, yet another set of labs and xrays and another physio consult. All on Tuesday. I cannot begin to imagine how much this all costs. Thankfully in Canada we don't pay for these services. We wait, but we don't pay.