Wednesday marked my 12th week since the microfracture surgery. It does seem like a long time ago. It also seems like I have a ways to go. I am in the doldrums of the rehab.
My progress is good, but there isn’t a lot of exciting action going on. That may be a good thing. Ultimately, I am just getting stronger and adding more stamina. I can’t go too fast, or I run risks that aren’t worth taking. If I go too fast, it also hurts more and might set me back again. So, I am just plugging along one leg lift, one pedal rotation and one step at a time.
Yes, it is boring. I would like to be doing more, but I am happy that I am where I am with minimal pain. I do feel some pain when I am stiff or I do too much, but it is getting better and I feel progress.
My next goal is to build up walking strength and stamina to make 25-30 minute walks.