For six months to a year after knee replacement surgery, David has to do these two exercises in bed for ten minutes twice daily:
They are meant to loosen up and decrease the scar tissue inside his left knee. (He purchased the strap from Amazon for $7.00.)
A nurse at Straub advised David not to over-do it at the gym. David realizes that he must rest completely when his leg gets sore and stiff. So, he sometimes takes a break from the gym and lies in bed all night. Then, when he wakes up the following morning, he feels stronger and more energetic.
The good news is that David can now bend his left knee and put on his socks without asking me to help him. This was not possible prior to surgery.
I just feel so sad that he has to undergo three more surgeries in the near future: his right knee, right hip, and left hip.
He already has had four surgeries: his back, two hands, and left knee.
Total: seven surgeries.
I guess he is indeed a “bionic man” and must show a doctor’s certificate when he is scanned at the airport.