My first rehab visit included massage therapy, stretching, strength and balance exercises, and hydrotherapy. I'm on my third week post op and though my right knee and leg feels better I still don't put much pressure on it so the exercises would be good to increase range of motion and flexibility and strengthen my muscles.
It's a lot of work but I do get treats while doing the strength and balance exercises. Too bad, mommy wasn't able to take a picture or video since she was giving me treats during the exercises.
It was fun but tiring. When I got home I went straight to bed.
Have a great week.
Saturday, April 23, 2011
I can never seem to get away from wearing some kind of costume or headband. I thought I will be able to get away with it this year with the surgery and all. No excuses. I've got outdoor photos taken before surgery and after surgery taken in the confines of my cell. Just like last year, I wore headband with bunny ears. Mom considers this fun pictures to share to relatives and friends. I dont, these are embarassing. Although, I've got to say I like the color pink. I've got Miss Bunny here to join me. Pink outfit to go with the bunny ears. Ohhkay, are we done yet?
Thursday, April 21, 2011
Thank you so much for your get well wishes. I don't feel great, yet, but I sure feel a lot better. I'm allowed to spend time outdoors but must be on a leash and someone has to watch me and be sure I don't chase the birds. No running for at least 14 more weeks. I'm allowed to take short walks. I easily get tired and my leg is shaking which according to the doctor is normal.
It's been two weeks since my ACL surgery and it's time to remove the stitches.
One Week Post Op
Two Weeks Post Op
Before they removed the stitches
No more stitches!
Time to rest. I'll be back on Saturday with some fun pictures to share. See you!
Saturday, April 9, 2011
I'm so happy to be home! I knew I was having surgery Wednesday but no one told me that mom and dad were going to leave me and I had to spend a night in the hospital without them. Don't remember much about that day except I was feeling a bit loopy when I woke up and when I looked to my right I saw my thigh, knee and leg shaved. I feel naked. As soon as I got home, I slept. It feels good to sleep on my bed. I missed my bed. Friday was a blur. I didn't have much energy and didn't feel like eating. Having breakfast in bed Saturday morning. I'm starting to have a little interest in food. Need a towel to help carry my weight. It sure is nice to spend a few minutes outdoors. Enjoy your week.
Saturday, April 2, 2011
I'm locked up in jail! Get me out of here. Actually, I am testing my temporary digs. Unfortunately I hurt my right knee again and went to see a specialist and sad news, I'm having surgery on Wednesday to repair a torn ligament. The surgeon will perform the extracapsular repair. I may have to be in the jail cell for two months and my activities will be restricted for at least six months. Six months! This is not how I wanted to spend my summer. I may be limping but I still enjoy the outdoors and the cool Spring weather.