NO MORE LEG BRACE!
For the first time since I fell and injured my leg (ruptured (severed) my quadricep muscles on my leg), I no longer have to wear this ugly, constricting, supportive, hot, unsightly, leg causing sponge brace. Hallelujah!
My orthopedic doctor said that "Your leg brace is probably restricting you now, you don't have to wear it any longer."
This was the best news I've heard since . . . . well I don't know.
Folks, this has been a long haul.
The pain, the inconvenience, the neediness, the doctor's and physical therapy visits . . . . slowly coming to an end.
I see my orthopedic doctor again June 8th. I will continue my three times a week physical therapy for at least another four weeks.
But my life, as I knew it is slowly but surely coming back to normal.
I still have trouble bending my injured knee. My doctor advised me of several exercises I could take, including swimming (which is out of the question for me) that would lengthen my reattached quadricep muscle. He said I also have to get rid of the build of up scar tissue around the quadricep muscle, and that can be done by exercise
I just came in from raking some grass. I couldn't stay out too long because of the blazing sun and heat. But I will be out later today when the sun and heat retreats.
Want to see what it looked like getting out of the car with the leg brace? Take a looky see below:
No more with THAT struggle.