I am fortunate. Slow and careful to start, but I expect after a week, I won't be slowed down a bit in that. In theory I might soon be able to get out of the car without having to put both feet on the ground first! And even better, I should be able to ride with other people who have low, regular cars. I have a Tuscon which is what I think they call a 'mini-SUV'. It isn't really longer than a regular car, but it sits much higher. For which I have been very grateful while my knees were so bad. That's likely why I'm not having any trouble getting in and out now. Limited bending.I didn't have any trouble with the driving, but getting in and out of the car remained a challenge for longer than I expected.
For whatever reason, my body does not react well to TENS. It always feels great in the moment and helps, but about 2 hours later everything rebounds and is suddenly twice as tight as it was to start. I do my PT, and then I go home and make lunch, and then I settle in with food and ice. I don't take the time to ice there. It seems a waste of time since I'll keep moving for the next 20 minutes, and then I can ice at home.Does your PT do TENS at the end? And/or Ultrasound(US) ? And icing last?
I'm not perfectly certain I wouldn't rather spend a day in the ODIC than go to the grocery store on a Saturday morning. lol In my very urban area the stores are a nightmare on weekends. Too crowded for me.How about PT today and groceries tomorrow, or the day after?
It doesn't seem to be a train, but I'm getting the feeling its dozens of people on bicycles with headlamps. Dodging is quite the challenge!There are lights at the end of this tunnel!
Hmm. It's about 15 minutes to the store for me, and then I spent 1.5 hours in a cart, which is different than driving, but I find that my biggest annoyance is that Newbie (and July really) don't like to be firmly on the floor for more than about 30 minutes. Do you have a foot rest of some sort at your work place? An empty tote you can take along and leave? Just a little something to give you more positions. I hope practice all goes well.I'm just not sure how the knee will be while driving!?
I am so happy for you! I was thinking about you yesterday, and it is great to read that your grocery adventure worked out so nicely.Going to the store was actually fun. Not only was it just lovely to be out on my own doing anything, but for years the store has been a major social activity for me. I've become quite friendly with several of the employees and will spend 5 or 10 minutes chatting with a few of them as time and their time allows. Since I prefer to go mid morning on a work day, it doesn't disrupt things very much. It felt great to just be doing something normal.
Mostly everything. lol. With the very small ones, he has a real problem with the sound of a baby crying. He's appalled by spit ups, and baby diapers are Right Out. You know that piercing shriek of a happy baby? He hates that too. With the older ones, so many are not being raised well. Not enough adult attention and not enough social training. He has no patience to speak of.what do you think it is about children your Beloved doesn't like?
We adored our Alaskan cruise! We have been told that there pretty much are no bad Alaskan cruises, and I think that would prove correct because Mother Nature really can't be improved upon and that's what Alaska offers. We did the inside passage for ours. Eventually I want to go back and do a cruise that includes a side trip to Denali.My husband and I do have a goal of an Alaskan cruise in the next few years
What a joyous event!! I've had a few also, where I temporarily forget that I had knee pain. Granted it is only minutes long, but it's like a quick reminder that those bikes with headlamps are at the end of this tunnel!Huge milestone! Yesterday when getting out of my recliner, I didn't say 'Ow' as I stood up! It's still a bit uncomfortable, but now the muscles feel like I worked too hard at the gym, not like they were sliced and diced. Very, very exciting. I love not hurting. I'd truly forgotten what it was like, it's been so many years.
Yes, I have a few options for elevating the leg and a freezer in the break room for ice. So I'll just use the gel packs at work. Also I have an upside down recycle bin or a cubicle-mate has an ottoman, I have to see which is taller and then I'll bring extra pillows to get the knee above my hip, while sitting.Do you have a foot rest of some sort at your work place? An empty tote you can take along and leave? Just a little something to give you more positions. I hope practice all goes well.
Now that is something to look into for the future.I read that Disney offers adults only cruises.