Hitting the road

You guys!  I drove MYSELF to physical therapy today. I drove! Now, I want to go to all the places. I was also given the go-ahead to ride my bike. Remember the bike my husband had refurbished a week before we knew I was having surgery? Yeah, I’m going to give that a go later [...]

Every little bit helps

You guys! Today during physical therapy, I was able to ride a stationary bike for ten minutes, making full, forward rotations the whole time. I logged about 1.75 miles. That’s huge. Well, right now, every improvement is huge. It’s still slow going, but I’m seeing little changes in my range of motion that are encouraging. [...]

I’m back!

I’m back!

I’m a week post-op from full knee replacement surgery (the big Sister to partial knee replacement) and learning to walk all over again. I don’t know what I actually expected. Certainly not back to power walking 5 miles a day, but certainly not breaking a sweat shuffling the 20 steps down my hallway, white-knuckle grip [...]

Uplifting

He lay on his side, one leg bent and the other straight out to balance his body. She rubbed her hands together to warm them before touching bare skin. Bracing her thighs against the table edge, she ran her fingertips along the stiff ridge until she found the right spot. Then, she pulled... hard. Her [...]