Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Sandi Knee Surgery Update---Physical Therapy Edition

Sandi finished her seventh session of therapy today and was reevaluated as she will see the doctor this Thursday morning.  The physical therapist thinks she is doing amazingly well at this point. Not only has she been relatively pain free--what pain she has had has been minimal---she has regained a significant amount of her strength in her leg. Range of motion has come a long way though it does have a bit more to go to get back all the way.  He is very positive about her progress.

We shall see what the doctor says Thursday morning. We know for sure she won’t be back to work at the end of the month from a knee standpoint like she wanted, but she is hoping it will be soon. Until the doctor deems her 100 percent and that she can go back she remains on unpaid leave.

Sandi asked me to thank everyone that has donated to us or gone to her store at  http://www.ioffer.com/users/sanditipple  and purchased something. Not only does it help us financially because every dollar truly does help but the sales and making stuff has also been excellent therapy for her mentally. 

She is not one to stay home and the limitations caused by her knee and then the strokes have been very frustrating for her. She is one that needs to be out and about every day and being confined to home has just about driven her nuts.

On behalf of both of us--thank you!



Pat R. said...

Really great news!

Kevin R. Tipple said...

That it is....I am hoping this holds up.

Randy Johnson said...

I'm happy for you guys. May she continue to improve rapidly. We'll keep you in our thoughts.

pattinase (abbott) said...

And thank you for being the brave, resilient people you are. You inspire us--even as we worry about you.

Kevin R. Tipple said...

Thank you, Randy, we appreciate it.

Kevin R. Tipple said...

Not really, Patty. We really aren't.

Lisa Harkrader said...

Wonderful news! And sorry, Kevin, but Patti's right--you and Sandi are brave, resilient people. It may not feel like it as you're going through it, but you've had more crap piled on you than ten people could handle, and you're still standing. You're an inspiration.

Kevin R. Tipple said...

No, we aren't, Lisa. We aren't doing anything inspiring at all.

The only reason we are still here is because of the prayers and financial support in terms of donations and sales from folks. When that runs out....and it has to at some time if we can't save ourselves...we will be gone and that will be that.