So I am completely off the painkillers now, and the only thing I am putting in my body is the Lovenox injection once a day (to prevent blood clots. The physical therapist came by today to check up on me, and she gave me some tips that will hopefully make my CPM sentence a bit more bearable…. She also made me crutch all the way down the hall and back, but I managed that pretty well. When she comes back on Friday she is taking me down to the first floor to make sure I can navigate the front steps (since I have to leave the building next tuesday for a doctor’s appointment).
This CPM machine is really the only low-light of my day… It isn’t even my leg that hurts after using it, it’s my back and neck… But Leslie (the therapist) said that contrary to what the dude that delivered the machine said, I don’t need to be lying flat while using it, so hopefully sitting somewhat upright will alleviate some of my back problems.