- Jul 30, 2015
- Northern Virginia
- United States
THIS. I completely understand and empathize. I'm at 4 months this week and still feel like I'm constantly disappointing everyone. My ROM isn't improving fast enough (though my MUA was extremely helpful). I'm still using my ice machine. I'm still using my cane. Some people at work ask "wow, you're still using your cane? Wasn't your surgery in July? When will you be better?" (Luckily none of those people are my boss, she's been fantastic).Just when I think I might have it, something reminds I do not. Feeling like a failure. Feeling I am behind in my recovery, especially in the PT department.
I will say, I'm very lucky to have found a PT group that does not push. They do massage and let me control any stretching. They let me decide what exercises I do each session and if something hurts, we immediately stop. I've felt in control of my knee every step of the way. But they still wish I was progressing faster. Believe me, so do I. But, after these 4 long months, I've learned to celebrate the tiniest of accomplishments. I rolled over in bed the other night and didn't immediately think of my knee. That's a huge accomplishment! The patience is the hardest, that's for sure. But we can do this!