It's been four and a half weeks now since my surgery and I only have one more day of physical therapy. I go back to the doctor on Tuesday.
When I first wake up in the morning, there is no swelling or redness, but that changes as soon as my feet hit the floor. But I can tell that it is healing. This morning, after about 5 minutes of stiffness, I was able to walk with normal movement and no pain without taking a pain pill. I did take a pain pill before I tried doing my exercises, but I didn't take another one before I went to therapy. I did have to take another one this afternoon because I was standing on my feet too long. I made zucchini bread, pulled apart some beef for BBQ, and fixed BLTs for supper. It doesn't sound like much, but it took me several hours.
I have good flexion but not very good extention. I can bend it back but not straighten it out all the way. It doesn't effect normal activities, so I'm not sure how hard I should work to get it straighter.
I was able to do a couple of minutes on my eliptical trainer yesterday. Didn't try again today. Need to do more steps with alternating feet. I'm pretty good at coming up, it's the going down that is hard.
I still have a big area on the right side of my knee that is numb. Guess I'll just have to wait and see if the nerves regrow in that area. I need to see if there is anything I can do to make the scar look better, too.