Its also slowed to a crawl as well. There is no hurrying the healing process and it takes as long as it takes. This means taking things easy, resting, using ice, eating well and the daily exercises. The days tend to run into one another and all feel the same.
I'm guilty of watching too much TV, napping when I feel like it ( and sometimes even when I don't). I'm reading lots and doing a bunch of hand work as well when light conditions allow.
I'm getting bored and in a hurry to get this done and over with.
Then we go out to either physiotherapy or to the doctors office and I come home as weak as a kitten and head back to my couch and elevate my swollen knee.
That's when the time thing hits me again. It will take as much as it needs..... no matter what I think or want ! Its the Boss of me.
So here's my new upgrade:
31 staples! My eye can see where they could have placed one more and made it even.
The top row of images is my old knee before the operation. These were taken two days post op.
All staples are out and now its just steri-strips. They will just fall off when ready (or with a little help :) Now I must keep working on the exercises and keep bending the knee! I had an 87 degree bend this past Tuesday at therapy. Yesterday I got a true 90 degree bend at the surgeon's office which made him happy. They credit my strong quad muscles to all the treadling I did before surgery! So weaving really does count as exercise....
So that's all for here..... back to my couch. I have a new Handwoven to read.