The scores on the doors.......

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Evenin all!

Had another Physio session today, and my movement was measured against the figures from 2 weeks ago......

Im at 87 with my bend, which is 3 away from the holy Grail of 90, and 6 for my straight leg, which is just 1 away from the Physios' required 5.

She said she was really pleased and that I am doing really well. Im still struggling with a straight-leg lift, but Im sure that will happen in its own good time (WITH  good dose of hard work, of course!).

So despite a few really low points in the past week, I think I may be turning a small corner. 

So Happy Easter to you all, I hope you have fun whatever you do xx

 

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    Well done terri and happy Easter to you too x
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    That's great terri!  You will get there soon I am sure xx
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    Well done, good to be feeling proud of yourself and your progress.
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    It is such a wonderful feeling when progress is made and praise is given isn't it Terri so well done.  Turning corners describes our rehab perfectly.  Enjoy your Easter eggs!
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    I am 5 days tkr so I have watches your posts closely since yours, I kind of intend to use you as a benchmark! I had to leave hospital with zero bend due to an issue with a staple,physio has been suspended untill staples are out.I was feeling really down about this but you have made me realise that of course one day soon my knee will bend and my leg will indeed raise,Like many of us I know I am expecting way too much way too soon,thanks for raising my spirits I feel more positive now, Happy easter
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      Hi there I had same problem could not exercise for some 18days after op due to large blisters appearing where dressing had been, so have had my leg in thick dressingsince nurse removed it on Tuesday. Since then have been doing exercises, finding it hard as knee is stiff but it is getting better.  Have to see physio on Thursday so will no better how I am progressing then.  Have been able to bend a little and it is getting a bit better day by day albeit slowly so there is light at the end of the tunnel. Will keep you posted. 
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      good to know I am not the only one "on hold" it is a bit frustrating as I know it will be hard to get going when the time comes, let me know how your physio goes,happy easter
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    Excellent news! Happy Easter to you too!
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    Well done. I also struggled with the straight leg lift it just wouldn't move just stayed there then one day I just got into bed without using the 'dog lead' and all went well after that. I still only have a 80ish bend but straight leg ok some days not on others so you are doing great.
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      a friend who has had tkr a couple of years ago said he thought that the innability to lift his leg was a state of mind.Like you he said it happened by accident, certainly a thought worth holding on to.
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