SMM 5:06pm Feb 18 2019
I've been thinking about your graph idea and thought about the journal I kept. I think if I were to graph my journal it would go in about 4 stages. I knew my first recovery would take a long time.
1. The early days and extreme worries, There was not much mobility, and I actually thought I might lose the leg---I have no idea how common that concern is.
2. Things are finally getting better. Mobility improving. Will the leg ever be 100%?
3. I know everything is getting better and it will be OK, but things are moving in slow motion. Things are moving way too slow and should be moving faster.
4. Not much that I can't do any more. Time to stop the journal. I think at this point the recovery is over 90%.
The time periods extend as you move from 1 to 4....Way more time in period 3 than 1.