Monday, June 01, 2015
My next appointment is in four weeks. That means I am wearing the brace for another four weeks, at least. I doctor asked me not to drive until the brace comes off. I am off work at least through the end of June. (I have great colleagues who have picked up all of my projects, I am able to follow along but I am not suppose to work.) It is testing my ability to delegate - a skill I have needed to work on.
I am working with a home health agency trying to set up home-based physical therapy. That has been slower then I wanted. I am hoping for them to start Tuesday.
I have been moving a bit more each day. My knees and feet are stiff and sore, the doctor said to push, but listen to my body. If it hurts, do a little less the next day. My knees are stronger, lifting more of the load when I sit and stand. Today I was out for five hours, five hours with shoes on (the longest since May 12th.) While we were out I ordered new eyeglasses, stopped at the pastry shop and picked up a couple of items at the grocery store. This involved getting in and out of the car four times, and walking on a variety of surfaces and terrains. A good challenge. By the time we returned home, I was ready for a nap.
There is still a lot loss or changes in sensation in my feet, this will take the longest to return to the extent that it does return. I will keep working on this.
I really appreciate all of the help and encouragement from all of my friends.