I too am about 6 1/2 weeks out. My physical therapist and I have developed a good rapport and she says I am doing great. I still wake at night quite a bit so they gave me a scrip for 10 one mgs of Ativan. I break it in half and sometimes quarter it. It works miracles for sleeping. I can't say I am running a marathon, at home I get around without a cane and catch myself leaving the house sometimes without it but I do go back for it because I don't particularly feel safe without it out in open spaces. I did catch myself going up the steps today just by the rail and it felt pretty good to go it automatically but I still feel better with my cane. Since I did both knees, she says it is a little harder and shouldn't be so hard on myself. The doc says now is when I will start noticing things in week long increments.which is what I am doing. My therapist said not to even consider getting around like I used to till 3 maybe 4 month. So just keep up the good work I think we are doing just fine. These things take time n like someone said, trauma of this sort to the body takes its own sweet time.View Thread
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