I do have good news:
- Jan 12, I visited my ortho doc and he gave me an A+ on the healing of my bones.
- The leg braces are off for good (no more foley catheter...I am going to miss it though, now I am going to have to worry about "cathing" on time. "In urinary catheterization, or "cathing" for short".
- Body has not rejected the Fosamax (pill) for my bone density.
- Able to hit the pool!
- Start weight bearing.
My Mom is still here helping me, so much!... fixing food; washing clothes and bedding; house keeping; driving me to my appointments; taking me to the pool; helping me get on and off the total-gym for weight bearing exercise; massaging my legs; and she is great company.
Now, I am able to bend my right knee past 90 degrees! but only bend my left at 55, meaning I cannot ride a bike yet... I gotta keep massaging and stretching the knee constantly in hope to get it to bend. If I cannot bend my knee I won't be able to ride a bike or do knee-squats on the total-gym, which are two great ways to help with strengthening my quads, these muscles help lock my knees to stand or walk. I also have a stand "EasyStand" that just helps me to standup, but because of my stiff knee I cannot get into that either. Kurt has been thinking about building a table that tilts up so I can start standing vertically.
It is definitely back to the drawing board.
Thanks for checking in on me. I love you guys, kelley