DB: Okay...I'm going to turn the machine on now. It's going to bring your knee up, bending it. There will be some tightness and a little bit of pressure to your knee, but let me know when it feels like it's too much and you can't bend any further.
Me: Alright, go ahead.
DB turns the machine on and it slowly does it's thing, bending my knee and bringing it up. I start to feel my knee become tight and the pressure on my knee cap where the stitches are becomes a little taught. I hang in there a bit longer (because I know it'll loosen up after a little bit) and once I feel my knee cap kind of slide forward a bit I tell him that it's as far as I can go.
DB: Oh, that's all you can bend? 35 degrees of flexion. Wow...looks like we've got a LOT of work to do!
The only thing I wanted to do was yell at this asshole. No freaking kidding. Of COURSE we have a lot of work to do. The machine SHOULD have been at the house on Tuesday. I should have been strapped into this thing for the past 4 days, working on getting my range of motion back. Not only that, but when I tried to get a hold of someone the second day for exercises to do before receiving the machine, I didn't get a single call back! And here's this douche bag with two, count them...TWO perfectly good legs walking around inadvertently taunting me all the while telling me about how much more flexion I should have with a machine that didn't show up on time. Like I don't know I have work to do.
I was on the CPM machine for 6 hours today. I slept through 2 1/2 of them and was on the computer the rest of the time. I didn't even touch my yarn today. Instead I had 2 fantastic visitors come through and occupy some of my time. On the list for tomorrow: CPM machine at 40 degrees of flex for 6-8 hours, Amber hang out for a little while, crochet (for real this time) and I think I'm going to throw in some quad strengthening exercises while I'm at it. Having to lift my leg with my arms is getting old. I need my quad back!