Let’s face it, recover sucks. It doesn’t matter what you are recovering from. It forces you to compensate and adapt to a situation you are not used to. For some it’s a quick process. For me, I was losing the use of my left leg for at least six weeks. I could not partially walk on it, I could not use it for just support, I had to basically find a way to do everything I needed to do using only one leg. In a two story house. I wasn’t really prepared for this.
To prepare for this surgery and the long recover time, my husband made sure I had a range of devices. He made sure I had a pair of crutches, a knee scooter and a traditional walker. What is a knee scotter you ask? Up until a few weeks ago, I had never or heard of one. After this is all said and done, I hope never to see one again. My mom was kind enough to send me some bling for it that included a very obnoxious horn (which I soon removed) and pink streamers. I wanted a little license plate with my name on but I maybe that would have been too much. Anyway, the idea is to rest your knee or knee and lower leg on the padded part and use your good leg to push you along. Sounds simple right? Well sure. In theory. First, you have address the stairs. For the first week I didn’t even leave my bedroom.