- Jul 24, 2019
- Northeast USA
- United States
Yes! Thank you. It was a very sunny day yesterday. Today will be rain, and a good day not to practice going outside.It makes one feel like a new person when these wonderful things occur.
You are so right. Last night was an example of Mojo"s squiggly line recovery. Must have used some different muscles. I was fine during the day and then at night oddly enough, both calves, started to be very upset with me. Ended up using the Lounge Doctor for elevation again, after walking for a bit to see if that would make it feel better. It was not easy getting to sleep.It will take a bit to build up strength - you were limited in your abilities for a while with that bad hip.
Also, half of my incision, suddenly had some sharp, throbbing pains, like a protest. I took it has internal healing pains, and hope it was a muscle engaging.
I believe you! I can feel, just slight movements, can feel very new. I am just doing some simple heel lifts and toe lifts at this point, holding onto the walker. I am getting more fluid using the walker.However, you will be surprised that it does come back with just doing things around the house eventually and being able to move without pain.
I find I am using PT to practice new things safely. So far she has been good about not pushing me any farther with groups of exercise. Next session I want to be sure how to get in the car and try to start it. Other friends have been doing that for me. I do not feel ready to drive yet, with the right leg, but will see what PT thinks. My discharge instructions say I can drive at 2 - 2 1/2 weeks, but that doesn't mean I should.
I am glad it eases up quickly!I get some stiffness when I get carried away but it eases up quickly and I still find myself smiling that I can walk across the room or get in and out of the care without pain.
I am pleased with my progress, even with the occasional squiggly line event. You and Rin Tin Tin, I remember, both did a slow and steady recovery.You are doing so great taking it slow and steady.