Thursday, October 07, 2004

Look, Ma --- I'm using a cane!

Knee-plus-8 days, 7-Oct-2004, Thursday:
PT taught me to use the cane, instead of the walker. I walked in our neighborhood for 1 block and back. Cane goes to the ground with the right TKR knee, to assist in the support. This is the reverse of what I was doing pre-surgery. It may take me a little while to re-learn this one.

The folding walker was still a good acquisition. I use it for the p-bar exercises during AHPT, and very effectively.

BM continue to be difficult, with an “every other day” pattern appearing to develop. I am drinking fluids almost non-stop; eating Metamucil cookies 1X a day; taking Dulcolax 2X a day.