After a little over a month in PT, I can really tell a difference! I'm a believer in physical therapy.
My leg still looks pitiful, but I can do so much more than when I started. I'm doing four reps of leg lifts in every position, working on the sled, working with the rubber tubing bands, and doing all sorts of flex thingies. So far, 62 degrees is the most flexion I've gotten. I know I have work to do before I get an acceptable level of flexion, but now I can sit in a chair or a car in a kind of normal fashion.
Last week, I sat through church without having to prop up my leg. I've made a couple of my longer drives, up to 250 miles, to see clients--and though I can only do that a couple of times a week, it is progress. I'm having to stagger rough days with lighter days, while still working around physical therapy, which means I'm nowhere near my normal work routine. In a day where I would normally see three clients, I may only see one or two--because I'm much slower and I have to be sure to have enough stamina to make the long drive home.
Yesterday, I needed some sample materials out of my car, and I had to go into the building and then send someone else out to retrieve it from my car. Of course, then someone had to accompany me when I left, so I could get the items back to the car. I still have not figured out how to visit clients when it is raining, with my fear of wet floors and the diffuculty of juggling an umbrella while using crutches.
I need to schedule my really long runs where I normally stay overnight on the road, but I still cannot imagine how I'm going to check into a motel and get my gear into the room, while still on crutches. Maybe in a week or so. . .