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 [...]

By degrees

By degrees

I did a thing today and I am ridiculously excited about it. During physical therapy, I reached 120-degrees bending, and 0-degrees straightening, my leg… together those are considered full-range of motion. I still have work to do because getting to those positions is still a struggle, but I know now that I can. Not being [...]

Just walkin’

You guys! I went for a walk today. A walk that was farther than my mailbox and involved being outside for more than two minutes. Granted, it was probably less than a half mile, but it was more than I’ve done in months. Even before the surgery it was difficult to go very far. This [...]

Puddle of love

Puddle of love

Animals can be very intuitive. Friday was a particularly rough physical therapy session. By that evening, I felt like I was back to day one. I could barely walk and was very dejected. I laid down to ice my knee and my Misfit Toys, our rescue furkinder, joined me for a comforting Cuddle Puddle. I [...]

One person’s story

Today was the day I said my fancy words during physical therapy. I said it under by breath, only said one word, but it needed to be said because that shit hurt. My self-censure was in deference to the nice older gentleman on the table beside me. He is recovering from a repeat hip replacement. [...]