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Tired Knee
Well, I made it through my first day back to the office successfully, but it definitely took its toll on me.

My leg has been "weight-bearing" for a week now for short distances. At home I've been able to simply leave my crutches by the door in a Tiny Tim sort of fashion. ("I see a vacant seat," replied the Ghost, "in the poor chimney corner, and a crutch without an owner, carefully preserved.") I use one or two crutches whenever I leave the house, but I've been walking around my home unaided without a problem.

This morning when I stood up, my knee nearly gave out on me. It wasn't re-injured, but it was definitely weaker and more tired than it has been in quite awhile. I successfully walked around my house this morning, but with more of a limp than usual.

Note to self: 66 steps, plus physical therapy, plus my first day back at work, plus shopping afterwards just might be a little too much to try all at once! Even though I iced and elevated it, as soon as I got home. The fact that I (once again) had a terrible time falling asleep last night after my unplanned nap probably didn't help either. I know my knee needs more sleep than I'm getting right now.

Oh well, live and learn. I'm working a full day again today, but I have no PT until tomorrow. I'm also putting more weight on my crutch today, I'm letting the knee rest, I'm icing it right now, and I'll go directly home after work. My goals for this evening are: (1) finally do my taxes, and (2) stay awake until I actually go to bed for the night! I'm such a wild woman.


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jeffreyab From: jeffreyab Date: April 13th, 2004 03:19 pm (UTC) (Link)

Go Wild Woman!

Have a power nap on the alarm clock early.

Keep it as far from bedtime as possible.
figure_skater From: figure_skater Date: April 14th, 2004 12:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
Glad to hear that you made it through your first day back at work! Now go give your poor knee some rest!
thatguychuck From: thatguychuck Date: April 14th, 2004 04:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
66 steps

Wow. Knee surgery and you're STILL taking the stairs. That's tenacity.

renniekins From: renniekins Date: April 15th, 2004 09:49 am (UTC) (Link)
heh. Well, if you read further, you'll find that I only took the stairs once. I walked all the way up the first day, to prove to myself that I could do it, but once I made my point I started taking the elevator. It's a lot quicker and easier right now!
grace_040883 From: grace_040883 Date: April 15th, 2004 05:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
Jeffreyab suggested you.. mind if I add?
renniekins From: renniekins Date: April 15th, 2004 08:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
Not at all, I'm always happy to make new friends. I'll add ya back.
grace_040883 From: grace_040883 Date: April 16th, 2004 05:50 am (UTC) (Link)
oki.. thanks!
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