October 26, 2011
I really am happy. Although my pain is not completely gone, it is now tolerable and that is an awesome step in the right direction. I was very pleasantly surprised to have been able to walk as much as i did when I went to Chicago. My husband and I flew to the windy city to meet up with our son for "parent's weekend". We had gotten bus passes and what I thought was a hotel close to my son's apartment..... Our hotel was 5 blocks away!! I panicked slightly. I thought it was going to be too taxing on my body. I could not believe the amount of walking we did. But what was even more amazing was that I was capable of doing it. I think we must have walked at least 5 miles each day for 3 days! Now that may not seem like a big deal to you, but just months ago I needed a wheelchair to get through our small airport. I was in such bad shape that I couldnt even walk around the block without agonizing pain. Although I still had to take a little pain medicine, I was able to do it. In fact, my husband complained more about aches and pains the next day than I did! I am now down to Physical therapy every other week. I am riding my stationary bike daily without any discomfort. I have definitely made some pretty amazing strides and I pray I continue to do so. The surgery was a Godsend and I would do it again in a heartbeat.