Today's victory.......

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Morning everyone, it's grey and gloomy here today, but I'm not going to

let it dampen my mood!

Since TKR, I have been unable to lift my operated leg unaided, try as I

might I could only manage a little "twitch" in my foot. This morning I

started my exercises as normal, gritted my teeth and went for the leg lift -

and it popped up about 3 inches 🙌

So I'm feeling very chuffed with myself, my hard work so far is starting to

pay off. I know it's a looooong road ahead, but this feels like my first proper

little victory 😀

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  • Posted

    WEll done. The only way is up(!) now.

    Bit by bit. I bet you are feeling really pleased.


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    Leg lifters? I use a length of crepe bandage and keep an old belt from a cardigan in the car.
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    Well done, Terri! Lifting that leg gives you a major boost. My physio told me that I was holding my breath while trying to lift it which didn't help. She suggested I draw in a deep breath at the same time as lifting the leg, and it worked! As for getting in and out of bed, I used to hook my good foot under the other and lift it up that way. Never heard of a leg lifter! Sounds like my Schnauzer.

    Once the leg stops feeling like a block of concrete you won't know yourself. Had my 6 week post op consult today & my surgeon was very pleased. Walking without a limp, but still tweaking my bending and extension. Very hot & muggy in my part of Oz today, but cooler temps predicted with much-needed rain.

    Just remember, Terri, that long road is getting shorter every day.

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