I got discharged from the home health nurse and home PT program today. I’m supposed to keep up with the PT at home on my own until the 4 week mark when I can begin outpatient PT.
Rex and I walk at least a mile every morning, so that’s really GOOD for my PT and exercise. Weight bearing exercise builds bone. Then there’s the squatting down to pick things up. It’s getting easier and easier.
I have been able to get by with only using Tylenol for pain. I will take a muscle relaxer at bedtime for easier resting.
If I had this to do over again, I would do it in a heartbeat! Not having the original pain (haven’t felt it once since the surgery) is golden. The surgical pain is settling down. I’m able to sit for longer periods of time (probably too long sometimes) now thanks to the Gabapentin and time.
The shape of the numbness on my leg has changed. Instead of being a line of numbness about 3-4” long, it’s now shorter, but has changed in width. It’s now more like a square. It’s moving, which is a good thing.
The incision looked really great today and seems to be flattening out just a tiny bit.
Today is a GREAT day!