September 17, 2009

Stairs

stair climbing - the hard way
Today I had the second to the last physical therapy session for my bionic knee. In one more week, I’ll graduate and get flung out into the world on my own! I worked up a sweat this afternoon, especially when the therapist had me walk up and down a flight of stairs in the medical building three times. Argh! Thank goodness I could hold onto the railings on both sides. I may have to practice stair climbing there for a while, LOL, before I can feel confident about the taller stair risers at home!

I also got a range of motion of 125 degrees today, a milestone that I though I would never achieve. It has been a tough battle! Now, if that annoying soreness would just go away...

19 comments:

  1. You're getting there!! Good for you, Donna. Won't be long now. ((hugs))

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  2. You are a trooper!
    You are doing well and it has been hard on you I know.
    But keep it up!
    Better times are comming!

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  3. My dear, do you have access to a whirlpool? I have heard that they can help immensely with the soreness...keep on keepin' on...you are making good progress but I know it hurts...

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  4. So proud of all your hard work. I know it has been a really difficult summer for you. Glad you are reaping some benefits of your diligence. Hang in there.

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  5. WOOHOOO!!! what awesome progress!! keep takin those baby steps you have plenty of time!

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  6. It is said a picture is worth a thousand words and this one is perfect. I have no doubt as to how difficult it has been in recovering from the knee surgery.

    Thank goodness the worst is over and it is all uphill.

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  7. Great news....get super fit and come over here for a holiday..I will tag along for a bit of it. xxxRobby

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  8. Yeah, I'm so glad everything went well my friend. You'll be jogging a 5k soon! LOL
    HUGS.
    Kim

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  9. Yippee!! Glad to hear that you are getting there. Have you tried walking in a pool? I have been doind water aerobics for years and love it. Many folks recovering from knee surgery are at the pool walking and exercising their knees. Happy weekend, Donna!

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  10. You have come SO FAR!! Good for You!!!
    Hahaaa...I saw the dog's rear up in the air on my blogroll and wondered if perhaps it was a salute to...youknowwho...Hahaaa...Have a great weekend! See U on Twitter...hughugs

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  11. Good for you, Donna! So proud of you! I love the little picture, too. I just love those!

    Continuing to pray for a smooth recovery left for you. ((hugs!))

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  12. Thank you, everyone, for your grand wishes! This has been a very trying summer - physically and mentally! I just didn't think it would be this hard and take so long!

    LOL, paying the price today for those stairs. I'm stiff, sore, and tired! No access to a pool around here in the countryside, and we don't have membership to any clubs with pools. I've heard that some larger cities have therapy centers with pools, so that is fortunate for them!

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  13. Thanks for your visit to my Brenda Challenge Food Photos, Donna...it is good to catch up again with you here ...it sounds as though the knee is improving steadily...keep up the good work...thinking of you!

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  14. Recovery is such HARD WORK but you're getting there! Good for you. Is your part of Tenn. experiencing the deluge we've been hearing about on the news?

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  15. WR - We've had the wettest summer ever, that we can recall. The biggest problem we've had is mowing the grass every week! We're doing fine in our neck of the woods, LOL.

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  16. You're making great strides! You'll be dancing yet!!!

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  17. Hi Donna, I'm so glad to hear that your knee is getting better and better! You are so brave! Thank you for your visit on my blog! Happy weekend, dear!

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  18. yeah for you donna.....i didn't expect anything less....you are full of grit and determination!!! :-)
    hugs,
    kimberly

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