Hi Stampers :
Happy Sunday friends !
Right off the bat I would like to Thank & Praise God for getting me through the last 5 weeks . For all of you who have went through a surgery you may have felt like how I was feeling .
Down in the dumps/ Pitty Party / Crying / Emotional roller coster .
My Mom had mentioned to me well you know you are getting close to that whole COL ( HOLD on are you kidding me .. One thing at a time please !!
Okay we are fast forwarding to this past week...
or should I say rewinding ?
Whatever "IT" was~ it lifted and I feel MARVELOUS! well not 100% back to normal but seriously so much better. I wonder if it is all the medication they gave me in the hospital IDK But I do remember I felt like this with both knee replacements too. It just didn't last as long as this time ... maybe it was the trauma with this one ~ I wish I knew ~ whatever it is I do NOT like it !
It all started last week when I was told by my PT girl ( Ashley) I should start practicing driving YAHOO!
So this was my practicing ... I asked hubby to go with me around the subdivision so I could see if everything was good to go and well it didn't quite make it around the sub ( just mainly down the road out of the sub LOL) cause the next thing I hear hubby saying is ... well I guess you practiced enough cause we were on the main road LOL! It was amazing and YES I was alittle EXCITED ( Alot excited) Praise God!
Also on Tuesday Ashley told me to lose the cane I kinda looked at her weird and thought really ?? you sure ? It's my secruity.. she just shock her head yes and smiled . Praise God!
This past Friday I got my knee to bend at 100 degrees I seriously started to cry and we high fived each other . I am so very Thankful .
This past week I also got to ride the stationary bike at PT. I rode it for 5 mins and the 1st minute or so I couldn't quite get it up and over the hump to petal ( was told that's normal) but then once I rocked it a bit then Up and over it went ( What a feeling ) I don't know why in my mind I assoicate that Bike and driving with I am getting better . Don't get me wrong both are BIG things BUT like Ryan at therapy said we are not ready to run around the block yet LOL! YEAH -YEAH -YEAH .
Trust me Ryan is not a debbie downer just a realist and he knows how excited I was to ride the bike so the running around the block was more of a joke .. Like I am going to do that..1st of all I do NOT run LOL!
So the other morning I am watching myself walk in my mirror and notice my right foot is pointing in slightly . I am not sure if its me seeing things or what .
I ask hubby and he said yes it is just slightly .
At therapy I am talking to Ashley she she working on the deep rub / and my scar tissue and she asks me what my least favorite excerise is ?? ( She does this to get my mind off the pain of the deep rub ) OH yes there is 1 that I will call the leg torture .
I am not even sure what they call it BUT think of it as a leg lift to the side BUT laying down on your good side on a table with your back / butt / head right up against the wall and bending your good leg then with your bad leg toes pointing down then slide it up and down the wall as many times as you can . I can only do 18-20 and 20 is pushing it . Ashley said everyone Hates ( even those that are very active in working out hate it too) that one it really works your quads and your hips .
Still having a hard time sitting for long periods of time in that whole quad/hip area but that will get better too .
The video below is what it is BUT I slide my foot on an acrylic wall which is behind me with my butt and shoulders against the wall . It seriously BURNS! by the time PT is all done I will let you know what my count is on this one . Hopefully it will be better than 20 in a few weeks.
So while we were chatting about that I mentioned to her that I think my foot is slightly turned inward and she said it's because of my hip/ quad everything in that area was to be built back up and is still weak . so I asked her what excerise helps that and she gives me the head nod towards the leg torture area . Oh great! Her and Ryan both tell me it is all still so fresh from surgery and it will get alot better in time . so now Ashely has me doing the slides in sets of 5 and then resting instead of sets of 10 and I must admit it still BURNS like crazy but it was slightly better on Friday.
My most favorite time of PT is the Ice and E-Stim machine for 15 mins . After 2 hours of PT I can NOT wait for Ashley or Ryan to say are you ready for ice Ahhhh YEAH!! Hello my best friend ! Ashley is looking into me getting the E stim machine for me to use at home even if I have to rent it I would be willing to do that but really would love to buy one or maybe my Ins. will cover it we shall see. hopefully this week we will find out .
Notice all my stri-strips are off ( yahoo!) BUT there is one spot at the very bottom of my leg that had a scab which fell off after Ashleys rub down ...so I have another stri strip on that to help bring that together and close up .
My Scar is looking for Fabulous :) . It's funny when looking at it~it seems to be starting to fade in parts . The inside by my knee cap and just above are still very tender areas and OUCHIE when the deep rub takes place still . The whole right side of my outter knee area is totally numb.
Thank you all for your prayers, your well wishes and cards / gifts . I can not express how grateful I am. I am truly Blessed with your friendship and thoughtfulness.
I filmed a video for you this upcoming week Plus I have my club girls coming over this next Saturday so yesterday was a fun stamping day But I did over do it a tad .
I did get (2) club projects designed and a video filmed Just need to pre -cut everything this upcoming week for Saturday .
Very soon we will be back to 2 videos a week ( Thursdays and Fridays) Thank you all for your patience through all this . I wish I could HUG all of you !!
I am all caught up on my Thank you notes from January 31, 2013 - current PLUS I have mailed all our New Glitter Queens welcome packets out ( finally) so sorry for the delay .
Thank you for picking me to be your SU! Demonstrator .
Here is my Sunday Share video . I love this commercial it reminds me of our Jessie when she was little and Bowzer
Have a Wonderful Sunday friends !
PS I have started a category for all my leg stuff if you want to get caught up on what happened click HERE
I wish I had done that with my last knee replacement surgery so I could compare all of this now to that one.
The posts will still be in my Sunday Share categories BUT you will have to scroll through all my Sunday shares to get to those about my leg .
Until later.. Happy Stampin!