I had my first physical therapy session today. He said the goal is to improve my mobility and strength so I heal faster after surgery. I’m all “sounds good to me, let’s do this”. It didn’t even hurt during the session. It hurts now, 5 hours later. GAH!
I have knee straightening exercise to do at home, and a giant rubber band to use too. Every day, twice a day until surgery. Then I get to do it all over again. I will go to PT twice a week for three weeks and do my exercises at home. The most painful one to do is to lay on my stomach and let my legs hang off the bed. Gravity makes my leg straighten!!
The good news is that after all of this done, I will walk without a limp and be able to bend and straighten my knee.
Then after surgery we get to do it all over again. My zombie leg will make me proud. Plus if there is ever a zombie apocalypse they won’t go after me as they will feel like I am one of them. I’m thinking ahead…