I had an appointment with Dr.Mohtadi this morning and I got some pretty cool news. I got the go ahead to remove the left brace.
Now it's time to start the true rehabilitation process. First, I have to get my left leg straight. This is a daunting task because no matter how gentle you are, it just feels nasty when you move your leg past the point of comfort. Sad thing is, you have to push it because it's the only way that you can regain full range of motion. It almost feels like my knee cap needs to be injected with some WD40. Then, after it's straight, I need to do some serious strengthening! My skin is just dangling off and my muscles are goo. I desperately need some definition!
After my appointment, I walked out of the office with only one crutch and I was motorin' along! I could almost feel the breeze through my hair and the wind on my cheeks. haha. Actually, I was pretty slow because my left leg felt like it could give out at any time...plus, it was icy outside because it snowed the night before (Calgary weather sucks sometimes!).
I can not explain the amount of relief I get from this news. I feel more independent already. Freedom is a marvelous thing!
Now, I have to figure out what to do with the braces. I thought that I might have a burning party, but those things cost me 600 bucks!