Friday, December 20, 2013

Follow-up Friday!

I've never tried a follow-up Friday post before. I guess I don't usually have many loose ends to report on. This week, however, is different. This week I had my follow-up appointment with the osteo doctor to see how it's going with my knee. This would be the appt. to determine if the healing was advancing properly, or would require surgery. Needless to say, I was a tad nervous. Surgery would mean another set back in getting back on my feet and on the road to agility with Jimmy. They took a new set of x-rays (in the last few months I've had so many x-rays, I just about glow in the dark!) and I am SO FREAKING HAPPY to report that the bone regrowth looked great! The doctor was actually surprised at how well it was healing. I guess all those yogurt smoothies as well as my calcium and omega-3 supplements really did help. YAY!

Of course, this does not mean I can get over-confidant and start running around the house without my crutches. I still need to baby myself. The brace on my leg has degrees of movement. For the past two weeks, my movement was set to zero, meaning my leg was completely straight all of the time. With this appt. I am now set at 20%. That's still not much, but it lets my knee move just enough to help loosen stiffness. A couple times a day, I am supposed to move it to 50% and bend my leg. So baby steps on the way to recovery... But at least I am on my way! It has done wonders for my mood as I definitely had a case of the blues.



Have a great weekend, Everyone!!!!

13 comments:

  1. That's good news that you are healing!

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  2. Good news that you're healing!


    Poor Jimmy looks so bored.

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  3. Baby steps is good and we so hope there will be more improvement before the big day. Sending healing vibes.
    Have a fabulous Friday.
    Best wishes Molly

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  4. I'm so glad you're on the mend. :) I can't wait until you and Jimmy are back in the ring.

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  5. Great news! Congratulations! That's one heck of a contraption on your leg!

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  6. That's it. Just go slowly to it mends perfectly! So happy to hear that it is progressing well.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

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  7. YAY!!! Great news! I'm glad you're healing so fast. That brace sure has a lot of "latches"!
    Janet

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  8. That's great to hear!! Keep up with the calcium and following the doctor's orders, and you'll be ready to rock it at Nationals (which, by the way, I saw Jimmy's name on the list of qualifiers!!)!

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  9. Hooray for no surgery! Hearing more details (the whole straight leg all the time, and being able to bend it once in a while) makes me realize how much we take for granted being able to run around! Hope you heal up quickly!

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  10. Good news! Hope you have a speedy recovery!

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  11. I am so far behind on everyone's news! I am so happy your knee is on the mend and you won't need surgery! Yay!!!!!

    Susan (and Wrigs)

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