It puts the lotion on the skin...

Since taking the tape off my knee yesterday, I've been lotioning my knee (when I remember) throughout the day. I'm supposed to do small circles or at least go over the scar multiple times. Doing this is supposed to help the scar blend in with the rest of my knee (which I don't care much about) and break down the scar tissue that's trying to build up. Breaking up the scar tissue will also let me bend my knee with less discomfort.

Today was pretty chill. I keep telling myself I'm going to wake up and get out of bed earlier, I just keep not doing it. It's not even that I don't wake up early enough to do it. Since the only reason I have to wake up is to get on the machine (which only requires 6-8 hours) when ever I see the clock, I just roll back over. I got worried about myself for a bit, then I did the math and I still only sleep about 8 or 9 hours a day. I wake up most mornings around 7 or 9 only to realize I went to sleep at 5 or 6. It's incredibly broken sleep and I can't wait until I can take this brace off my leg while I sleep. It will be a glorious day.

I did, in fact, make it to 95 degrees today. It felt pretty gnar gnar, but I did it for about 5 hours and I feel confident I'm progressing at the right speed. I still can't feel half my knee or lift my leg (which seems ridiculous), but with icing it and getting the swelling down, hopefully that will come back soon. I can live without feeling in my knee, but I would like to be able to lift it up without using my hands one day. As long as I can ride Nigel, I'm set to jet. Err...to ride. I'm set to ride.


Kevin said...

What about the Suzuki? You can jet, er ride on that too. :)

Rijel said...

True, but no offense to Suzi, I'd rather be on Nige Nige.