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Oct 07 2009

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PT went great no Crutches!! 7 October 09

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Yeah! No crutches!
When I got to PT my therapist said she called my Dr and told him about my progress and he said remove the lifts out of the boot and walk.
So, I first did the normal warm up exercise’s and the I walked around using one crutch.  After one lap I put the crutch down and was walking on the boot!  My boot is a cloth and Velcro number that is really lighter than it looks.  But I think the weight of it is minimized by the amount of exercise I have been doing with it on.  So I am very happy today to be walking around with out the crutches and now I have my hands back too!  Carrying items and walking was really missed.  Once again I have to thank God and my family for all the help and support.  I will keep posting for the day I graduate to 2 shoes.  I was told to bring 2 tennis shoes to PT Monday too!

Talk to you soon!

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Oct 06 2009

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Here we go PT again Tomorrow Oct 7th

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So far still very good.  Today I rode the stationary bike for 15 minutes, put two ankle weights on the boot and worked my quad muscles out.  In that work out I tried to focus on my knee.  Then I worked out my hamstrings wow that was painful but felt good.  We have 20 stairs that lead to my bedroom and I went up and down them 5 times.  I did it on my knees and only used the hand rail for balence.  Later tonight I will try to walk on the leg a little.
During my last PT session I put full weight on my recovering leg and no pain.  I think tomorrows PT will be a lesson on not using the crutches.  My PT said that she would call Dr Roeder and let him know I am doing good in PT and it might be time to lose the crutches.  I will post tomorrow and let you know how it goes.

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