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Response to kimi (Reply #33)

Fri Jun 15, 2012, 11:24 AM

34. Congrats to you, too!

I only had to get a knee replacement so fast recovery was part of the plan. But several of my fellows at the rehabilitation hospital had much more long term problems and were working towards independence. I know how great it was after three weeks of reliance on a walker to be able to leave it behind - It was even better for the people with more serious illnesses.

In fact, Wednesday I saw a young woman who I had been in PT with. She was in a serious car accident and had been at the rehab place for three months when I first met her three weeks ago. That day, they put her in a stander to let her get vertical for the first time since the accident. Wednesday was the second day she was walking with a walker and she was thrilled. She's hoping to be home by July 1 - for the first time in six months!

The therapists told me to use a cane, but that is more trouble than it's worth. I think I'll walk in today without one though I'll have my husband bring it in in case I need it after therapy.

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