Tuesday, October 26, 2004

Slacking off = loss of progress

Knee-plus-27 days, 26-Oct-04, Tuesday:
Returned to work for 2 hours. Today was the last oxycontin. Had been thinking about backing off the percocets, but not if I need to keep pushing on the AHPT.

My PT conclusion is that the knee “seizes up” very quickly if you slack off at all on the AHPT. The pillow under the knee may feel good, but even one day can cause loss of extension-ROM. Kind of stunning at how quickly things can change.

The new regimen is PT in the AM; work in the afternoon; PT after work. Don’t know what I will do once I am working full-time. Maybe the body won’t be trying so hard to limit ROM by then.