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I saw my consultant on wednesday for my six week check up (although it was ten days earlier than the six weeks) He was very pleased with my progress and cleared me to drive and move onto the next set of exercises and an exercise bike Had one slightly jumpy moment when he bent my leg towards my chest ... and then leaned on it If he wasn't just so devinely dishy I would have yelled at him, but, I just smiled sweetly!! So yesterday was my best day yet, drove to the beach and walked the dogs, then onto Asda and shopped without a mobility scooter, came home, and for the very first time managed to walk up the stairs properly, albeit I had help from the banister. Went to bed without medication and got up this morning in high spirits and planned a further beach dog walk. Then the door bell rang and as I hurried down stairs, I lost the plot, I was doing the one step hop when suddenly I saw my operated leg fly past into a normal step ... it failed spectacularly, I crumpled and went head first down the stairs across the hallway hit the front door which bounced me onto my back and flat on the floor. I was completely stunned, my big dog came down to take a look and then went back up stairs, the little dog never bothered at all. The cat literally stepped on me and over me as it continued down the hall without a backward glance, and there I lay in a big heap. It took me the best part of thirty minutes to get up. I had to slide to the stairs for assistance and then slowly pulled myself up. The inside of my knee is a little sore, my neck and shoulder hurt, but other than that I seem to have escaped any injuries. I do feel very stiff and no way could I walk up the stairs properly tonight, so it has taken me back a few paces, and made me realise my body still has quite a way to go before it catches up with my confidence. Back to the basic exercises for a few days, and lots of stair work, I think it will be sometime before I attempt to come down stairs in a normal fashion, baby step walking is fine for now!
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