Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Victory!

It was a fabulous day.  I went to physical therapy this morning and was so excited because my knee has been doing so well this last week.  It is as if this last week was the turning point.  I am still a ways from 100%, but I am doing so much better.  It is great.  So I really pushed myself at PT and everyone was impressed.  Yeah.  And then I went to see my doctor.  He was very pleased with my progress.  So much so that I don't have to come back unless I have concerns.  He did reiterate to me that 2/3 of people recover with PT, whereas the other 1/3 continue to have problems or dislocate again and require surgery of some sort.  Here is hoping that I am in the majority.  He even said I can start getting back into normal activities, as tolerated of course.  And I can go back to work (part time to start).  I am so glad that things have turned for the better.  And he said I don't really need to wear my brace unless I am in a situation that is high risk for my knee.  Good bye brace!  I haven't really been wearing it anyway, it is just that now I have the doctor's approval.  After almost 5 weeks I am back.  And it feels good.  I still have 2-3 months before I am back to where I started, but at least I am closer.  Much much closer.

6 comments:

Leserlee said...

Yay for being able to go back to work. I'm sure you are pleased. I hope you know how much nurses mean to their patients, especially at PCMC. That place is so wonderful. Keep that smile on your face!

Liz Johnson said...

Hallelujah!! That's fantastic!

Jackie said...

It will be nice to see you at work.

Christine said...

Hey, congrats on a better recovery! Sound's like you've had a fun time with that knee of yours. I certainly hope you're in the majority as well.

Kim said...

are you ever coming back. im going to have to wrap you in bubble wrap so you dont get hurt anymore!

Andrew said...

how's your knee looking these day?