I have some awesome news. I can walk and without difficulty. Each day it gets a little easier and I'm so excited. When I first put my foot to the ground, the discomfort made me quickly withdraw and remove my weight off that foot. With time and increased walking, I was finally able to go from two crutches to one and then to the cane and now finally I can move without assist. Oh, granted, i won't break any speed limits but that doesn't bother me. I can walk. Until today, I had a limp to go with my steps but the more I walk the more extension I am again gaining on that knee so the limp is barely noticeable.
This coming week will be devoted to visiting the doctors. The podiatrist/surgeon will see me on Wednesday and I'm expecting to be released from his care, then the GYN doctor on Thursday and I'll see the dentist this week as my permanent crown is in and will be fitted.
All I can say to all this is, 'it's about time'. I'm going to start a walking program around my neighborhood to build up the quads and hamstrings and improve my endurance. Having not really walked any distances for the past two years have sapped my ability to stay moving for long periods of time. I want to remedy this soon and hopefully be in shape for a vacation that requires lots of walking.
It's a wonderful 93 degrees here today and I have been on my feet most of the day going from store to store and I'm done for a while. The bottoms of my feet burn.
I'm on the sofa for a few hours for a nap.