I went in for another post-op today--1 month since my surgery! The Doc says I'm doing well, but he FINALLY sent me to PT--I've worried off & on that I was doing too much or not enough to keep my legs going.
My pain level is very minimal--if I have any--although I have those sharp pains that take your breath away now & then. I just can't walk normally--mostly because I can't stretch out my right leg while standing (but I can when it is flat on the ground or bed). And every great once in a while I feel like my knee is caving in or buckling beneath me.
The coolest thing today was seeing the pictures of inside my knee. Guess some of you have had the pleasure of peering into your offending knee, but it was sooo cool to see the pretty smooth, shiny cartilidge on one side & then SEE the rough, nasty stuff where it was soo damaged. Guess I'm more upbeat about the surgery now & looking forward to returning to a more normal life.
I've been cleared to do most of the exercising I used to do (but no running--boo hoo), so that has made me sooo much happier. I even raked my whole yard today--and it's a BIG yard.
Hope I'm so upbeat after PT on Monday--we'll see.......Pamela