Today marks four weeks since my knee replacement.
I know it’s only Tuesday but it’s been a good week. I’ve been walking more naturally and my leg is feeling stronger, turns out your quadriceps are really important to recovering from a knee replacement.
Today I went to my first physical therapy session outside of our home. I was kind of worried they’d drive me in the ground but they didn’t. The two things we did work on were; quadriceps strength and flexing the knee by extending my leg straight out and flexing it by pulling it back toward myself.
My hope is to be able to flex my leg to 120 degrees. I haven’t been able to do that in close to 20 years. I can currently bend it to 90 degrees, which I believe is better than I could do pre-op!
Oh, I also switched over to a cane today. Bye bye walker.
I’m getting there. 👍🏼