Last weekend was definitely a turning point, as I'm feeling more and more like my old self. A lot has to do with making it to the gym to ride the bike, which I managed to hitch a ride to 3 times this week. Each workout showed improvement, going from 20, to 25, then to 30 minutes. At one time I even upped it to level 2 for a couple minutes--I'm such a rebel. The cool thing is that the first time I rode I was struggling to get to 40 rpms, and today I saw numbers in the 70s. The whole time though I was very aware that 6-weeks post my original scope in February is when my cartilage re-tore, but still it felt good to ride.
Like I said, things have been looking up this week. I actually went out to dinner twice (so that's twice in 6-weeks!) I rode the scooter in Target & the grocery store. It is a major bummer when the scooters are out, which also happened to me twice this week. Everything else is pretty much status quo until I can ditch the crutches. I am still looking forward to the day I can drive. But I know I'm feeling better as my son's class is going to the zoo in a couple of weeks and I was making arrangements with my husband to go, until he reminded me of my status. It didn't even cross my mind that I might not be able to go! =)