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It's midnight and I just got home. I promise I'll write more and reply to all your wonderful comments and good wishes once we're settled in back home (on Sunday), but today was a good day. Steve started a wee bit of physical therapy today, even before the bandage is off. His doctor says he's doing well, and he's been a real trouper. David, Andrea, Greg, Jim and Ed came by and visited after dinner and he was really cheered up.

I'll be back in the morning. He's getting the bandages off, the brace on and his leg in some robotic contraption that will move it around for four hours or so. And looks like it's coming home with us for a while--a lovely addition to our living room decor.



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Oct. 8th, 2005 07:17 am (UTC)
Glad to hear he's doing well! Big hugs to both of you fellas.
Oct. 8th, 2005 07:43 am (UTC)

Glad to hear he is coming home. :-)
Oct. 8th, 2005 02:19 pm (UTC)
"Robotic contraption"?? That's a CPM - a Constant Pain Machine. I had a love-hate relationship with one last year and I'm about to do it again.

It was originally intended as a baby cradle and designed by the Marquis de Sade. A kinky orthopedic surgeon discovered it's current function as a means of inducing passive motion, while racking his surgical assistant.

In all seriousness, these are The Best Thing Since Sliced Bread when it comes to post-op orthopedic care. By keeping the limb moving, they prevent the surgical scars from contracting. This means that the hapless victim patient ends up with as close to full range of movement and function as possible.

Use it for as much time as they say. With drugs if necessary.

I used to have mine set up on the couch during the day so I could lie back and rot my brain with watch televsion while my leg was passively moved. I got so used to it that I could nap while strapped into it.
Oct. 9th, 2005 10:33 am (UTC)
Glad to hear that Steve is doing well - sounds like it's been a bit of a nightmare to say the least ! Please pass on my best wishes to him, I wish him a speedy recovery.
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