Back to Work 3 1/2 Weeks After Left Knee Replacement

SwampMan went back to work today 3 and 1/2 weeks after left knee replacement (he had the right knee replaced on December 23). He hasn’t used his walker now for several days, relying on his cane for support. (You may remember that after his right knee replacement, he used the walker until six weeks postop because of his LEFT knee, then walked slowly with a cane until his left knee surgery.) He’s been off of all pain medications for over a week.

Physical therapy went MUCH better with this surgery. He was in less pain. He achieved greater flexibility at an earlier date (130 degrees flexion during his physical therapy Saturday, which is considered normal range of motion).

Daughter called this morning to ask me what the plans were for Easter. Easter? Plans? I hadn’t even THOUGHT about Easter. I hadn’t even been aware that it was nearly Easter! Well. Now I am aware. Perhaps I should expand my plans out further than having an adult beverage at a beach restaurant today.

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  1. 1

    kcduffy said,

    YAY!!! YIPPEEE!!! WooHOOO!!!

    Take today to have that adult beverage at a place of your choosing.

    The other stuff will wait till tomorrow.

    So…wanna have brunch on Saturday?

    • 2

      swampie said,

      Maybe! I’m not sure whether I will have three hungry grandchildren at my house Saturday and Sunday just yet. I reckon I could fix ’em oatmeal, leave cookies, and skip out for an hour or two….

      • 3

        kcduffy said,

        HAHAHA! Let me know. This one’s a quick turnaround. Coming in Friday afternoon, pick up Kaylee, go to motel and supper, then to the house next morning to pick up cat and bicycle and garden cart, then drop Kaylee off at home, and head outta town. NO idea on a time, but it won’t be late…I need to get home so we can do the big moving stuff on Sunday.

      • 4

        kcduffy said,

        I’ll be back again the 21st to pick up trailer and be at PPG for a sponsee’s anniversary.

      • 5

        swampie said,

        Just lemme know when you get a better idea of the time frame…but NOT on the cell phone! That sucker is either not charged or not on.

      • 6

        kcduffy said,

        House phone, gotcha. And you call me if you find out for sure you can’t make it under any circumstances, ok?

        Do your grands get up early on Saturdays? That might make a diff, too… 😀

      • 7

        swampie said,

        They awaken at the buttcrack of dawn.


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