It kinda just happened - I went outside to get a little fresh air, and just kept moving. I used the crutches a couple of times for a few minutes to give the leg a break. The walk was tiring and enjoyable, and it wasn't painful.
Aside from the fun in the sun, I've been a little lazy all long weekend, and didn't do the full load of the latest exercises:
- Weight transfers - standing on both feet without the splint put more weight on the operative leg (working towards 100%)
- Heel raises
- Hip swings (backwards, inside, outside)
- Quad sets and leg lifts with ems
I keep working on the range of motion - I think I've moved further, but will have to wait until tomorrow to get the updated stats at physio. I've also been doing more stretching since I realized that my previously hyper-extended knee no longer extends fully.
There is a lot less pain when I'm lying down or sitting - most of the time I'm more or less comfortable. At night I no longer elevate the leg, and can sleep a whole 5-6 hours before the knee gets stiff and I have to wake up to ice it. Today I napped on the side for a whole 45 minutes - oh, such heaven!
A few days ago the shinbone area developed a huge bruise.