Monday, April 19, 2010

6 month check up

Today's gonna be a good day....Yep, I had my six month checkup with my surgeon. Good news..he gave me carte blanche for all activities except running and jumping or any jarring actions. I can start riding my horse this week, golfing is a go (even though I've been doing it since 3 1/2 months out). The xrays show the knee caps are tracking perfectly and the new joint is perfect, my ROM is 127 on both legs. I still have swelling and the scar tissue in my right knee requires some 'aggressive' massage but that should all be gone by my one year anniversary. He told me that these knees should last at least 15years and some have lasted 20 years. At that point it will require a new plastic spacer and that surgery isn't as invasive and has an easier recovery than the TKR. I'm really excited that my surgery was so successful. My knees can only get better from here on. I can now attend all the fitness classes I have had to avoid over the past 5 or 6 years, and I'm looking forward to how I'll feel when I ride Cody this week with my new knees. Look out, Cody(my horse), I'm baaaack!! I'll let you all know how it goes.