Driving Strength

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.

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3 thoughts on “Driving Strength

  1. So happy to hear you are doing well, Romeyn!!! I’d suggest you do not “push it” too very much, as again, I’d suggest it may not take too much of an incident to require another surgery — major set-back.
    Again, so great to read this post!
    BEST!!!!!
    geo

  2. Hi Romeyn: That sounds great to hear this morning. Glad the waiting to drive is almost over for you. Just in time for pretty weather.
    Even more important, so glad to hear your mending is progressing successfully.
    Best to both of you….Nadine

  3. Hi Romeyn:
    Even more important, so glad to hear your mending is progressing successfully.
    Best to both of you….Nadine

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