Risk taker?

I entered Week 7 four days ago. The protocol said I could begin PT, which I did. But the PT found my specific instructions and the protocol at odds a bit (as did I). So he called the surgeon’s office. A physician’s assistant told him that I was a “risk taker” and therefore he should retard the protocol by two weeks. Whoa. I am a rather cautious 69-year old, risk taking in the (happy!) past. So I called back and asked the surgeon, himself, to speak to the PT. This morning I dropped by the PT’s office. He had a big grin, and said, “You called him, didn’t you?” Then he told me that the surgeon had OKed PWB, pool walking, and exercises with the bare foot, not beyond neutral. So I am on the way. Whew.

Published in: on November 7, 2013 at 6:16 pm

One Comment

  1. On November 8, 2013 at 2:35 am normofthenorth Said:

    Way to push! Now make sure you Watch Your Step! Any setback will be bad for you AND for your surgeon’s next bunch of ATR patients!