Over the last few weeks, my mobility after a total knee replacement operation eight weeks ago has plateaued. Despite physical therapy twice a week and plenty of home exercise my knee bend has not improved beyond 90 degrees. Yes, I managed to dispense with one crutch but the lack of muscle around my knee means that I still need additional support.
My daily steps (using Fitbit) only totaled an average of 500 on a good day which amounted to 6 laps around the outside of the house. Using the static bike was also out of the question due to my lack of knee bend.
So you can imagine my delight when I went to physio this week and managed to bend my knee enough to pedal the static bike for ten minutes. AND I upped my daily step average to 1500.
A very big smile from ME and my physical therapist this week. We are finally making progress.
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In the midst of all the doom and gloom what has made you smile this week?