This coming Monday marks 5 weeks since my accident. I will see the doctor who performed my surgery that afternoon. I hope to get some specific direction on strength building and exercise.
My knee continues to grow stronger. I notice differences every day. I was instructed to leave the brace set at 30º and I have done so. My leg can now flex that full amount with no pain. That was not true even a week ago. The 30º angle has allowed me to sit normally in a chair which has been great. Last week I tried again to get into the driver’s seat of a car. I managed to figure out how, but it was painful and involved me manually lifting my leg with my hand. This morning I tried again and was able to slide in with minimal difficulty and no assistance from my hand. I can drive again if I need to! Yesterday I started walking cautiously with the brace unlocked (still set at 30º). It’s been a little liberating, but I know I have a long way to go.