First some background - when I was 10 years old I dislocated my knee. An experience that would be repeated and never forgotten.
Fast Forward - 3 dislocations and a failed surgery later. I walked into the surgeons office 16 years ago to be told that they could break bones and bolt them to straighten out my knee. I wasn't interested in an extensive surgery so I walked out the office and never looked back in a knee brace. I have worn a knee brace for the past 16 years. I wore this brace day and night - I swam in the brace, walked in the brace, slept wearing the brace etc... The brace was part of me.
That was the past. I have been renewed!!!
Enter the BMSW and the awesome trainers and resources. I had discussions with the trainer EJ and I remember the shocked look on his face when I said wearing a brace was fine. I didn't expect anything different. He was shocked when I was content in a brace for the rest of my life. Enter the therapy on my knee.
Yesterday was day 1 of therapy - they took my brace off & we did "fun" exercises and scraped the knee etc. They had their work cut out for them as I was EXTREMELY nervous that they were touching my knee!!!! After the appointment, I left the brace off. You know what - my knee remained in place. No dislocation. Success day 1.
Today was day 2 of therapy - they moved my knee cap today in line. Sorry if that is too much information - but let me tell you the rest. They lined up my knee. They finished scraping it - he told me they were doing the same lateral release as surgery 1. We covered lots and lots of exercises to build strength - my knee obviously needs some attention!
The pivotal moment was when I walked and it was AMAZING!!! I have never experienced walking with my knee in line. I was AMAZED at how it is supposed to feel to walk!!!
Praise God for the unexpected healing!!! God is good.
It's going to be a journey as I learn to walk correctly and sit correctly to avoid injury. I will gladly learn new skills for the freedom of life without a brace!!!