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Physical Therapy on Left Knee, Pre-Op Labs for Right Knee

on 4 February, 2016

Today’s schedule found the additional testing procedures needed for the other knee surgery on Wednesday.

Left knee was replaced on January 27th. The initial plan was to have the left knee replaced on Jan 27 and then repeating the same procedure to the right knee a week later on February 3. As is always true of plans, there was a hiccup to the plan and the second knee was postponed an additional week.

Since being discharged from the hospital on Saturday, January 30, I have been visited every day by home health and physical therapy. My initial thoughts about having someone in my home every day wasn’t originally very appealing, but any doubts that I soon had were won over by the ease and convenience of my traveling PT’ers. No worrying about traffic or weather or if there was enough gas in the truck or if The Kid was awake enough to haul me off to the other side of town to complete 30 to 45 minutes of work. And I could literally just wake up and do PT in my jammies minutes later!

Seems that I am progressing well and maybe even a bit a head of schedule. I just happen to believe in this situation that that it benefits me the most to be ready for my second surgery as much as is humanly possible. Even though there are days or hours when I have to wonder if I’ve taken on too much, for the most part I believe that this is the best plan in my case. Still relatively young and healthy is going to make the the least painful recovery and being able to realize the most dramatic benefits from this dual surgery.

Okay, that is my quick update to today’s events. On Wedensday morning, I check in for the other half of surgery and then a complete life turn of events into full physical therapy and recovery.

I’d love to be able to answer any questions you might have. And I would love to hear about your experiences. Please do not hesitate to write to me!

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