Stu has moved to a cane!

Monday, April 9, 2012

You read that right, two weeks after having both knees replaced, Stu has moved from a walker to crutches and today was released to cane use. The best part of that is wearing shoes again rather than the hospital no-slip slipper-socks.

From there he took a walk outside and practiced on a curb with the cane and then moved to getting in and out of the truck. "Piece of cake", he said.

A stroll through the grass was the next challenge followed by inside stairs. One thing he noticed when walking is that he is able to stand taller and it felt good on his back.

Unless something turns up on Wednesday when he gets his staples removed, he will be coming home sometime Friday afternoon. We're both excited! He will still go out for PT three times a week and do his own PT sessions on the other days. He also has to have a blood test twice a week until he is taken off Coumadin. So needless to say, our days will still be busy. Lots of walking...we'll go to Kmart if the weather is bad. ;-)

Once again, for those interested, here is a link to photos of his staples at two weeks: left knee and right knee. He is working on a write-up of his pre & post op observations. We'll let you know when he's got it uploaded. It will be available as a tab on the blog.

Till next time - keep on rollin',
Donna and Stu


  1. Love the white hose, Stu. How I remember HATING those tight socks when I had my hip replaced.

    You are doing amazing. Keep up the good work!


  2. That is amazing! Keep up the great progress:)

  3. Hip Hip Hooray! Good job, Stu. Glad to see your progress going so well.

  4. Looking better. What's fun is when they take those staples out.(not really!)

  5. That sounds great, hope the recovery continues to go well.

  6. Pretty fast recovery I'd say. Good for you guy. Hope you don't have a knee jerk reaction to those staples coming out....:))

  7. What wonderful success! Soon he will dancing around and kicking up his heels----

    Karen and Steve
    (Our Blog) RVing: Small House... BIG Backyard

  8. Stu is my new hero...He is making remarkable progress and will be back in the saddle soon!!

  9. Wow, determination goes a long way! Keep up the quick recovery.
    The Tuckerbag

  10. Had to laugh when I saw your post title on my feed line on the side of my blog; I thought it said Stu moved to a canal! Glad to hear it was only a cane. Good for him and great news he may be home soon.

  11. It sounds like he's going to have a very good recovery - glad to hear that!!


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