Some of you know that I suffered a catastrophic knee injury on September 1 and had surgery the following week. I wasn’t cleared to begin physical therapy until ten days ago, so I’ve started that. The good news is that I’ve made some gains that I’m very happy with. I’ve gone from not being able to bend my knee at all to being able to go to 80 degrees. And I’ve been cleared to walk without a brace.
PT — physical therapy — also known as pain and torture, is now a part-time job. I’ve never had an injury that required rehabilitation to this extent. The worst part so far is not the pain, but that it interferes so much with normal life!
I went on medical leave after the accident and was pretty much laid up for six weeks. Paradoxically, I got alot of work done since every need I had was cared for by others — chiefly my wife. While I was not mobile, all I had to do was get in front of a computer, and I could generate sermon outlines, Bible studies, blog posts, and just about anything else. I really should have saved medical leave until now!
I’m grateful that I have a flexible enough schedule to put in the work hours any time I can squeeze them in. I have to keep reminding myself if I do the physical therapy work, this phase won’t last too long, and I’ll be fully back on my feet. But for now, the gains are worth it!