I think I have come a long way.
I guess it has been a bit since I talked about my knee. And some of you have been concerned, which I appreciate. I can now bend my knee 80 degrees (180 is straight) with only my leg muscles. I can pull it in more. And I am still stoked at sitting, (sighing at saying this, I am an adult you know) cris cross applesauce. Could we please come up with a better name?
I haven't worn my brace since I arrived. Once I am strong enough to start climbing the hills, I will need to wear it again. I am not 100% but have been informed that I am doing very good for being a year out. I have hit all my goals. And not really over doing it. Although I have my days were I have walked far too much.
The nerves still fire back up on occasion. I know that I may never have full feeling again, but I was so thrilled that I could feel the itch of a mosquito bite the other day. Everyone looked at me funny as I rejoiced. Since I haven't felt anything there in a year, this was awesome. Yet when the nerves fire, it feels like a hot lighter pressed tightly against my skin. I could do well without that. (A big welcome to my new readers. If you click on the tag WRECK, you can read all about what happened)