Today is May Day, the first day of May.
I fell and injured my leg 72 days ago on February 18th, two months and thirteen days ago.
I had orthopedic surgery to reconnect my severed quadricep muscles on March 10th, 52 days ago or one month and twenty one days ago.
After I had my surgery my doctor told me my recovery would be from eight to twelve weeks.
I have not been back to work at the hotel since I fell leaving work at the hotel way back on that bitter cold night of zero degrees.
Two weeks ago I began physical therapy three days a week. I am making great progress. I can now bend my knee 60 degrees. Not much to the casual observer but great for me who could not bend my knee at all a few short weeks ago.
The week after next on May 11th I have an appointment with my orthopedic doctor. I hope to dispense with this leg brace I've been wearing for the past 72 days.
On June 1st I am scheduled to go back to work at the hotel. I am anxiously looking forward to that date. Even though I may be wearing some kind of reduced leg brace on my knee and still using a cane, I will be on my way back to a normal, active life.
These past few months have been revelatory for me. I have learned a lot. Not the least of which is a new appreciation for the freedom that physical mobility provides. Also a new appreciation for those who are physically disabled. I am much more sensitive their situation. Never again will I be impatient when I am shopping in grocery store and behind a person with a cane, walker or one of those carts.
|A mobile shopping cart that I have ridden - a great learning experience|
But as thankful as I am for this learning experience I am looking forward to getting back to my normal, active life. And just in time because the best time of the year is upon us now. Great weather, no more snow and ice.
I'm ready folks.