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Comment : Re: How is it????????
Posted by Valerie on Mon 11:32am 24 February 2003
It is so much better! The knee was really sore and stiff at first, but after 4 days, it is much better. I have been practicing bending it back and forth, and I think it is almost back to normal. When they took off the cast, the top third of my leg was grey and hairy, the middle third was black and the bottom third was all scaly. The black really frightened me, but the OS says that it was from "fracture blisters" that formed and then dried up in the cast - really gross, but the black flakes right off. The best part (besides sleeping much better) is that being able to bend my knee has made it much easier for me to balance when crutching. I do not feel nearly as out of control. And the fiberglass is so light! Hang in there for 8 more days - it really makes me feel like I am making some progress.