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THR physical therapy

January 26th, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

Began my outpatient physical therapy yesterday. Their location is great, I can almost see the facility from my bedroom window. My therapist is very orthopedically experienced and I hope it will be a good match. I’m going twice this week, but will start going three days a week beginning Monday.

The leg has been feeling great. This surgery was 100 times easier than my last surgery (the FVFG). I’m only using one crutch outside, and when I’m home I use my cane or nothing at all. Sleeping has been difficult, but I assume it will get better with time. Thanks to the years of uneven legs and compensating with my left leg, I have some significant lower back issues which I’m looking forward to resolving. It actually hurts more than my operated leg, if you could believe that.

At this point I am very optimistic. I’m confident that I am in more control over my body now than I’ve been for a very long time, and it feels great.

  1. Carson
    March 21st, 2012 at 11:27 | #1

    Terribly sorry to hear that the FVFG did not work for you but I really appreciate you sharing your experience. I had a FVFG done at Duke University 4 weeks ago and I know how badly that you want to get back to “normal”. The pain makes it very difficult to sleep and it is very frustrating having to use a walker and crutches.

    Again, thanks for sharing your experience. It really helps to know what to expect going forward. Best of luck to you.

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