It hurts today but that is certainly to be expected. I have good leg extension (being able to lay your leg flat) but its hard to bend it right now. I can get it about 40 degrees but only with the therapist moving it to that point. I was able to make a lap around the nurse station twice today. Woohoo! With a walker of course.
I have a continuous ice machine attached to my operated leg. It has a small cooler of ice and it circulates cold water around my leg. The blue wrap is where the cool water is.
The other leg has an air pack that continuously pumps and massages my leg to help prevent blood clots.
I'm surprisingly hungry and despite the hospital food probably not really tasting all that great.... I think its delicious and have eaten it all. I'm also very thirsty and have drunk four pitchers of water since yesterday afternoon. Good to help build back up the blood lost during surgery and also to flush out the anestetia.
During my morning physical therapy, they started by having me sit up on the side of my bed and I felt a bit weak headed so they just helped into a chair and had me sit there for a half hour or so when my blood pressure stabilized. Didn't want to collect me from the floor after passing out!
After my walk, we put a sheet under my foot and I used it to pull my foot in a heel slide toward me to help get that bend going in my knee. Couldn't go very far but it got better each effort so we will get there.
So mostly I have done a bunch of heel pumps, a couple walks, and a whole lot of napping. The tv was on today but I have no idea what I watched as I kept falling asleep during each show. Hope tomorrow I have a bit more knee flexibility and am able to navigate some stairs.
Fun times. I'll finish with a picture of myself... I don't like quite as good as before I looked before surgery -- still kinda weak looking. One step at a time!