Podcast – The Bee’s Knees
Stories of knee recovery, therapy and life after surgery.
Patella Fracture Recovery: How Linnea Got Her Groove Back
You never know when life is going to throw you a curve. My curveball came the week before Memorial Day, when I tripped in the garage (on my way to exercise) and broke my patella, i.e., kneecap. I patella fracture recovery was going to be needed.
Wrapped, Wired, My Wounded Knee
Two days later, Dr. Jason Sadowski bolted the kneecap, wrapped it with wire and sent me home in a leg brace designed to keep my right leg absolutely straight for six weeks. Yep, zero degrees at all times. The first two weeks were the toughest, not only because of some pain, but because I felt so limited. I couldn’t drive, I had to take stairs one at a time, and when I walked, I looked like Frankenstein’s monster.
Of course, I couldn’t help but wonder if I would ever walk correctly again. Would I be able to do yoga again? Take the dog on long walks? But I had heard about the x10 machine years before from a friend (never imagining I would someday need it!), so when the six weeks were up and it was time to start moving my leg and knee, I was thrilled to take the X10 for a spin.