It’s been 55 days since my knee surgery and today was my very last visit with my physical therapist! No high fives, no ticker tape and no somersaults, BUT I am SO GLAD that I am finished with that part of my recovery. Yay me!
My right leg is still weaker than the left one and I cannot do squats or kneel. Both are pretty painful. I CAN use the elliptical machine without any real issues and I can walk pretty far without feeling it the next day.
I got some instructions about strength training to do and a reminder about how I ‘just had surgery’ . (Okay – I think ‘just’ is a bit of an exaggeration on the therapist’s part… I did not ‘just’ have surgery…) Oh, and guess what else? I can run ON THE STREET for two or three miles! I still have to run/walk – and mostly walk for a couple of weeks, but I’m good to go. I can keep changing the run/walk ratio to more running and adding miles as long as I ‘listen to my body’. If I’m hurting and broke down the day after running/walking, I should pull back a little. If I’m okay – meaning I can stand up without hurting, go up and down stairs okay and basically function without hurting too much, I can increase the distance, too.
So, maybe I’ll see you on the street while I’m out running in the morning. I won’t be going fast and it might not be pretty, but I’ll be out there!!!!