Saturday, March 14, 2009

5 Week Follow-up with Doc

Had my latest post-op with my doc on Friday. Overall, he is pretty pleased with my progress. I still have a little swelling, which he wants me to work on, and I can't quite straighten my leg all the way out (probably about 5 degrees short of straight), which he also wants me to specifically focus on.

Other than that, he told me to lose the knee brace, and wean off the crutches. It's going to take a few days to get my normal gait back, and it'll take probably a week or two before I have the strength to get through a whole normal day, so I'll probably not be back at work in the office for a few weeks yet, but I'm making progress.

I'll probably be in physical therapy for a few more months, but now that I can really start to bend and put weight on the leg, things will step up and really begin to move forward.

3 comments:

Glaven Q. Heisenberg said...

Whoa, Joe, you'll soon be walking upright again like a Homo Erectus.

Man, there are at least TWO things to make fun of there. Of course, I would never engage in such low behavior.

Homo.

Good luck on the P/T

Wendy said...

Very good progress!

Joe said...

glaven: it's nice to see you showing some self-restraint there. very proud of you!