- Dec 21, 2022
- United States
Good tip. Mine already has a foam grip, but maybe a little extra cushion will help.I got a friend to buy one of those pipe insulators that you slip around the pipe to help keep it from freezing. I cut it off to size and put it around the handle of the cane.
I had my 6 week check yesterday. Two and a half hours in the car, a stop for lunch in the middle, followed by over an hour wait for my appointment. Needless to say, even with some ice on the way down, I was quite stiff by the time the PA saw me. Never saw this one before, she was very nice, didn’t jerk on my leg, BUT overly concerned that I was far too stiff for 6 weeks. I mentioned I had only started PT 2 weeks ago to the tune of 4 visits. I was 5 & 90 on Monday. She discussed the dreaded MUA, and I asked do you really think this is adhesions? She said I was way too stiff for 6 weeks and it was probably due to starting PT so late. I Made a follow up appointment that ended up being almost 14 weeks post surgery due to OS availability. We weren’t 5 minutes down the road and the office called to move my appointment up to 10 weeks post surgery so there would be time to schedule an MUA before the 12 week cutoff. So my next appointment is in 3 weeks. I imagine I will still not be at peak performance after another long car ride to get there. I have been improving week over week since week 4. Frustrated that they are all pushing for this procedure since my second week post op. I could not bend my knee past 77 at home on day 2 and I don’t even remember them bending it in the hospital, maybe I did? All I remember was I had to use the walker and get to the bathroom down the hall. I feel like I’m finally making progress, but it’s never enough.
Anybody decline a suggested MUA at 12 weeks and still keep progressing? How do I know if this is really adhesions? My original knee surgery recovery kept my knee immobile for 6 weeks (broken kneecap) and I remember PT taking a long time, but got my bend and extension back with no adhesions. I haven’t even been immobilized this time! Sorry for the rant, just frustrated and feeling defeated.