Weeks Four and Five

These weeks, I was finally able to walk around some with the help of crutches and my brace. I learned to use my right leg to lift my left leg (the injured one) over the pillows so I could do it on my own. Trying to sleep was awful as the velcro on my brace would catch on the sheets every time I rolled over. During physical therapy with John Crowe at Appalachian Orthopedics in week four, I was able to get my knee to move back and forth and bend to 50 degrees. By week five, I was able to get to 65 degrees and was able to get 215 steps on the NuStep machine in 2 hours.