Today I went to work with No Crutches and No Cane. Hurray!!!!! I may be slow and careful walking; but I can even walk up and down the stairs with no pain.
It’s really bad when as an adult one needs to relearn how to walk. After the first knee injury a couple years ago, I had to relearn how to stand.
- Sit on the edge of a chair
- Lean Forward
- Push up with your knees. Use a crutch or armrest or something if needed.
- When you don’t stand up because of a fear of pain, repeat “stand up, you can do this”
Well this time, it was not nearly as bad. Fear was the biggest problem. Luckily I had the strength to overcome my fear. So today I celebrate the simple task of walking and taking the stairs. Its great to be able to walk.