When you’ve been away from any of your favorite activities for a while, the return feels pretty sweet. Which is why it felt so sweet to run a few steps from my car to shut the front door this morning as we headed off to take Sue to the train.
I turned around and made some exaggerated “thumbs up” up gesticulations. I even did some dancing hands Thumbs Up signals as I walked back to the car.
“Are you happy because the knee feels good?” she asked, knowing the answer to the question. And she kissed me.
The knee feels good, and I’m grateful. Tomorrow I have an appointment with the surgeon and will have good news to share on the progress after surgery. Between the active recovery of walking and pedaling the bike on the trainer a little this past week, the swelling is now almost completely gone. The knee is still a bit stiff in on the outside, and needs some intelligent stretching and more strength work. That will come. Headed to the gym today for some light lifting and proprioception work.
But that short and sweet trot to the door was quite encouraging.
And with that note of optimism, we’ll make this post short and sweet as well. May you find some sort of sweetness in your day as well.
A friend of mine is getting knee surgery. I am glad that you are progressing well with your recovery.
What kind of fix are they getting? I’ve done an ACL repair (that didn’t last…) and wish them well.
An ACL repair. Thanks. That means a lot.
Let them know I’m more than willing to converse about the procedure, recovery and precautions to take in the comeback. Honestly one can return to full activity after the procedure, but it is vital to keep up strength work going forward. That is absolutely crucial to long-term health of the knees.