Today was my 3rd physical therapy appointment. I am in the middle of week 4, post op. It was a momentous day today. Lots of really good news. I am bending to about 110-115 degrees, and getting my knee all the way to 0 degrees or straight. The swelling is going down nicely as well.
1. I am cleared to ride the bike with a bit of resistance. Not much, just enough to slow the spin down. Still only for 10 minutes at a time, but I do that 3 times per day on most days.
2. I am cleared to swim. I have to swim with a buoy in between my knees, and no kicking, but it is swimming non the less.
3. They gave me a bunch of new exercises to begin to put some force in a straight line through my knee. stepping up on a step, pushing my back up against a wall or a big ball against the wall and doing a small squat. etc… that is really good news.
4. I am doing some balance things standing on the one fixed leg. eyes closed, eyes open. swinging my other leg around etc… I am even supposed to do it on an exercise matte to make it harder.
Yee ha!!!!! I am so happy to be back at something that feels like real training.
Tomorrow, Scott and I are heading down to Crawfordsville. We have some meetings there with Suzuki, Cycra etc… I cannot wait. And, of course Scott is racing.
We will have a few more stories after the weekend, I am sure.