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52 degrees RoM!
Weight shifting (basically what it sounds like - Stand up and shift your weight from one leg to the other, in this case while holding onto a support)
Leg lifts, forward, outside, and back. Forward is "easy". Outside is... possible. A little scary, a little painful, but possible. Back was a no-go. Or, well, I did them with the PT's help, but could barely do one on my own. I get to start those basically standing and moving like I'd step backward and hold my leg up behind me. When that's easy, then I graduate to lifting from prone.

I went to the surgery center before my PT appointment and told them I was too squeamish to pull out the catheter on my own, so they slipped me in when the anaesthesiologist was between patients. It was... just as simple as they'd told me, but I'm still glad I let him do it. Still pretty numb, but feeling should be coming back (with the exception of a small squarish spot on my upper shin that I should expect will remain numb because of how the nerves run through the knee and where they need to cut) through the evening.

Also. I completely forgot to mention before.
My anaesthesiologist is Doctor Sweeney.
The other one in the office is Doctor Todd.

I am not making this up.

Date: 2014-08-06 01:32 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] mizkit.livejournal.com
SWEENEY. TODD. OMG. They had to have met and gone "we must work together".

Date: 2014-08-06 04:53 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] aberdeen.livejournal.com
I know, right? When the nurse mentioned it to me (saying something like, "You're lucky. Doctor Sweeney is really good. Well, Doctor Todd is great, too, but...") as she was getting my IV set up, I started laughing. She grinned and at least understood why I thought it was funny.

Date: 2014-08-07 06:14 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] hzatz.livejournal.com
If the nurse or PT's name is "Barker", get out of there. Quickly.

At least, as fast as you can.


Please, no Aberdeen pies.

Date: 2014-08-06 11:35 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] penjudith.livejournal.com
I love reading your updates. I hope you'll continue them from Kotlik. Glad your hotel is so caring especially in my absence! First I thought you were giving us the temperature in Anchorage. Then I got ROM. Good progress!

Date: 2014-08-06 04:46 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] aberdeen.livejournal.com
It'll depend on when I get back into my house, because I can't get online at school at all with my own laptop, and at the moment *every* social networking type site is completely blocked on the school's network, so even using the school's laptop, I won't be able to post.
And, obviously, if I'm not at my house, I can't use my internet.

As of Friday, they still hadn't started on the flooring for my house, and the new furniture hadn't arrived. And once they're done, it'll be at least a couple days of people moving my stuff before I'll be able to be in my house.

Date: 2014-08-06 03:34 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] tersa.livejournal.com
My anaesthesiologist is Doctor Sweeney.
The other one in the office is Doctor Todd.

lolololololol. xD

Glad you're improving minutely and got your catheter out. :)


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