Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Follow up with my surgeon
Follow up appointment with my orthopedic surgeon this morning, before attending my Tues PT appointment. Already 5 weeks out, my recovery is going as expected. In comparison to the surgery I had in May on the left side, since this was far more complicated, there was more and more severe damage due to trauma, I remain more limited, weak and stiff. That said, I see improvements daily. Bog milestone was getting clearance to drive. Yay!
I return in a few weeks, just prior to the day I am still on target for returning to work. We discussed this date, or if I could move it up (unpaid leave starts next week-EEK!), but due to my limitations, it's a no go. So I continue with my at home program, my twice a week PT at the hospital and hope for the best outcome possible.
I have been able to sleep in my bed for well over a week, thanks to many pillows, so I am getting decent rest. Nutrition remains important, even with the constraints on our budget.
So, in all, a good check up. More to follow in a few weeks.