- Jan 20, 2013
Hello! Well, my knees are 9 weeks old today. I'm pretty amazed how this journey is playing out just like predicted on Bonesmart! I really like my new PT...he understands the Bonesmart philosophy and isn't pushing me too hard. And God bless my surgeon. Try as I might I can't help but compare myself to other knee patients at PT...and I have been worrying that my ROM isn't improving like it should. My PT hasn't even measured my ROM since I first started with him two weeks ago. I know I'm at a comfortable 90 degrees when my knees are warmed up. My husband saw my OS at the hospital yesterday and my husband mentioned my ROM concerns. Well, my OS sounded like he was reading advice right off Bonesmart...he said I am doing just fine...I need to take things slow and steady. He said that most patients gain ROM even 6 months to a year out. Sound familiar?? My biggest complaints at this stage of recovery...I hate how my knees stiffen up as soon as I sit and I have to work them out a bit to walk again. And I hate sleeping on my back...but it's still uncomfortable sleeping on my side or stomach....and I hate that I have trouble sleeping still. And I hate how I seem to overdo it and then I end up with sore knees (I'm elevating, icing, and even had to take a Percocet tonight because I helped a friend move a heavy piece of furniture today....very bad idea!) On the other hand...my "hates" are small compared to being able to walk again! I still am in awe even when I go to the grocery store because its so nice to be able to shop and not deal with that horrible bone on bone pain. I just need to remember the advice of Bonesmart and even my OS...DON'T OVERDO IT!