I can’t believe 2 months have already gone by since my surgery. Last time, I couldn’t quite make it all the way around the bike and was still having a lot of discomfort. Between then and now, I’ve learned a lot from my therapist including knowing the difference between an active bend (letting my leg do all the work) and a passive bend (pulling up my leg and forcing it to bend). I’ve learned that I really need to make myself cry in order to make any headway on reaching my weekly goals – I’m way too soft on myself! Also, I was basically being a baby when it came to walking around. As my therapist pointed out, I was limping and favoring my good leg. Yes, I still have a long way to go but it feels good to be making progress!
- 5 weeks: 119 degrees (active), 122 degrees (passive); also, went all the way around the bike for the first time!
- 6 weeks: 124 degrees / 128 degrees; got cleared to start swimming again (no side movements with knee yet)
- 7 weeks: 126 / 130
- 8 weeks: 136 / 139