About four weeks ago, I had partial knee replacement surgery. I knew the rehab would be long. I knew it would take about a year before I felt “normal” (at least where my knee is concerned). I was determined to be tough…get off those pain meds…get moving as soon as I could tolerate it.
Until today, I was using this on shopping journeys:
In physical therapy this week, I was told that it would be good to start walking for about 15 minute stretches to build my stamina back up. What did I do? I went to WalMart with Little AoA and actually WALKED to do some shopping! I didn’t last very long though. We made it around about half the store, then I was done.
This was the first surgery I have ever had on an area other than my back or abdomen. In this picture, the red part is very important. Even though there is a shiny new piece of knee where there was pain, what had to be done in order to give me that shiny new piece, is the tough part. I found another picture that showed a surgery in progress, but it was just too painful to look at. All of those beautiful muscles are sliced through.
I understand why I am in pain.
Thank you WalMart, for the indoor walking therapy.