- Jan 27, 2010
- United Kingdom
Thank you for this! I will get my husband to help me with that info. All this comes so naturally to him, he worked with computers for many years before we started our small woodworking business, even used computers a lot then. I seem to have a mental block in that area. Put me in a kitchen with a few essentials, & I’ll happily cook/ bake/ can up a storm... but dealing with computers.... I sorta “ freeze”. So thank you for this info.
Thanks, SusieQ, I enjoy yours also - you & Hawkie always amaze me & inspire me where I hope to be a little further on in this journey; I’ve pretty much followed you both since so be of your earlier days in recovery from a week or so out of my TKR , when my husband found this forum.
There is no need to do any painful exercise, ever, but especially after all you have been through. This is not a good exercise for you. It’s trying to force your leg straight, before it’s ready to be straight.This exercise has me in a chair, leg extended on a stool, same height, with a backpack loaded with some books, straps above & below my incision, 20 minutes, 2x day. It can get pretty painful.
There is no need to continue to do this exercise.But wondering if I should continue this exercise?
It’s possible you could cause a setback, forcing your leg to do something it’s not ready for. You certainly don’t need that.Guess I’m just concerned I could cause harm doing this.
OMG!!!! I've heard about this one using various items that can add weight (shopping bag full of soup cans, water bottles, etc.) but never a knapsack. Anyway, I am familiar with it but have never done it myself (and would not if asked). I have used 2 exercises for extension that rely on my own tolerance and gravity:But wondering if you , or anyone else, might be familiar with this.