I met with the orthopedic surgeon today for a four-week checkup. He is very pleased with the results of the surgery. He tested my leg by raising it and I was able to hold it straight when he asked me to maintain the lift. This is something I could not do after the last surgeries even after weeks of therapy. Just to play it safe, he has decided to maintain the status quo for another month with therapy. We will not begin aggressive therapy until after I see him December 4. I am very comfortable with this protocol especially in light of my recent history with this situation. A little more time now is a small price to pay for complete recovery.
After meeting with the doctor I went to therapy where i was able to reach and repeat a 65-degree bend of the knee. So i am regaining flexibility. Strength will return with exercise.
Thanks for all of the prayers and best wishes sent my way.
This has been a very different celebration of the Solemnity of St. Francis for me. I decided to play it safe and did not go out to either the Transitus last evening or the communal Evening Prayer and dinner at our headquarters this evening. I guess I'm a little paranoid about re-injuring my knee. :-)
But, while different, this has been a good day. Eucharist first thing this morning and a relaxed day in my room recuperating and getting ready to teach two days of Introductory Moral Theology to our Postulants next week. Oh yeah, and watching a few college football games.