Friday, June 1, 2012


We finally got some rain...all day.  Stayed in the 50s.  I had physical therapy at 9:45 and one pound weights were added to both legs.  No problem until I put my leg on the hearth and really leaned into it.  Big ouch.  It got even worse when Don worked on it...by then I was cryin' on the inside.  Went from 88 to 85.  My worst day yet.  Now I have to keep doing the toughest exercise extra times during the day.  Brett, did you have any set backs?

Visitors today.  Joan, Louise and Sally.  More goodies...thank you very much.  I have only had to cook once in the past 18 days!  Need some rest.  Night all.


  1. setbacks are part of progress.

    Enjoy your weekend!
    Aloha from Waikiki
    Comfort Spiral
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  2. I haven't been where you are.... but I'm thinking, 'one step forward, two steps back.'
    In the past, recovering from illness or injury, it always seems that recovery isn't a steady, upward progression.
    Hang in there! Take care!

  3. Caught up on your posts... looks like all that yummy food is still rolling in. Nice!! This was a full knee replacement? I didn't realize the recovery time was so long... hope you are up and around soon. Hips must be different... my MIL was walking the next day and like new instantly. Best wishes.

  4. Yes Lori, I did have set backs too. For a couple of weeks about the same time frame as you, I felt like I was going nowhere. It was really frustrating. Basically I had to tell myself that I had to learn how to walk correctly all over again. And then focus taking one step at a time correctly and bending the knee as I walked, something I hadn't done for over a year. Before my surgery I walked stiff legged with my bad leg. Keep focused and all of a sudden everything will just click; but that may not happen for a few more weeks. Hang in there.

  5. I'd have been cryin' on the outside!

  6. Ow! Pain is so exhausting physically and emotionally. I hope a big leap of improvement is around the bend. I love the photo you posted. I am always drawn to purple flowers.

  7. I "heart" you Lori. Hang in there. I'm sure things will to improve with your knee.

    You and your wonderful friends/family have done a great job with your blog during your recovery.

  8. Don't get discouraged, dear Lori. Many years ago I broke my humerus off of my shoulder ball, and the pt didn't go that well, in spite of everyone's best efforts, especially mine. I didn't get the rom in pt (and it was painful), but when I went back to real life and horse chores, the rom gradually came back to full. You'll get there, I'm 100% sure.


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