Originally Posted by Kylie1969
How is your knee going since the operation Katie?
I'm doing pretty well. My insurance company denied any home care/therapy so I had my first out-patient therapy yesterday at a fine facility nearby. The same place I used for the therapy after I had my hand surgery in July.
Fortunately I didn't lose any ground because of no home care since I'd been exercising my knee on my own. When I left the hospital I had 80 degrees of flex and yesterday, the therapist measured me at 93 degrees. Yeah.
The pain and swelling are still part of my daily life. Although the pain is not as frequent nor as severe.
I'm walking on my own without any walker/cane, albeit a bit wobbly and slow, but I'm doin' it.
One of the greatest differences, at this time, is that it takes me about twice to three times as long to complete a task because I have to rest in between times. For example, my "getting up" routine (shower, etc.) normally takes me about 20 minutes. Now, I allow at least an hour because I have to break up the job into smaller, more manageable tasks.
Thank you for asking.