Saturday, February 20, 2010

Where Oh Where Will It Be?

Aaron has been teasing me for about a week and a half about a surprise Breakfast trip we're taking this morning to a place MILEY can go?! I'm so excited. He said it isn't his parents house, and it's not Jeremy and Carolyn's... so I have no idea where we're going! Miley is super excited as you can tell:
She does love a good car ride though!

No Pain- No Gain.

Thursday I started Physical Therapy for my knee. While it felt good to actually bend my knee again, I'm not going to lie, there was also quite a bit of pain involved as well. Both my Physical Therapist and my doctor have informed me that my rehabilitation will take a year to complete (to the point where I can jog and such again). Right now, our biggest focus is for me to be able to do a Straight Leg Raise (SLR) on my own "on demand". I'll be going to Physical Therapy 3 times a week, and completing at home exercises at home as well. Last night, I started my at home exercises, and wow- it was an experience!

I started with the easier exercises:

Then moved into the moderate:

Then the more difficult:

Then...the pain (oh so flattering photo Aaron!):
The good news? LOOK my leg is bent! Also, my incision is healing up very nicely.

This will be the scene around our house for the next few weeks I am sure- but hopefully very soon I will be without my immobilizer and walker- that's the goal anyway!