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Checking in to give encouragement! Yesterday i walked for 6.5 miles-nonstop. Did over 8 all totalled by end of day and i can still move today! My left knee still gets a little grumbly (i had to have an arthroscopy 4mo after for a bone spur doc missed in surgery) but the pain doesnt ever get worse with exercise-just achey. The last few months i have been pushing on stamina and endurance. My very first time on the treadmill post op, .5mph almost killed me, and now 3mph is good.
I am happy i am doing well. I preached STRETCHING every day and feel this is the core reason i did well. Im young and hope i never need another surgery.
This site got me thru the pain,misery,agony and depression that no one else warns you about. The journey is personal for each of us. We all heal different and have different pain tolerances. I dealt with a lot of scar tissue (that "band" that everyone talks about ) . Glad i broke it up in the beginning, because my range is great now. Ive not forgotten the horrific pain i endured but it doesnt cause the same ptsd"now what" that it did at 8months. Every day would bring its own problems and every morning brought new hope.
Stay strong KNEEBIES! Push on, be diligent and purposeful. I admit im not 100% yet in strength (backpacking awaits me) but at least i can day hike now with a small backpack!
15 months later, moving forward and so very glad (as the song says)when i was going thru hell-i kept on going!
God Bless all of you!
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