The brace is gone!! Now the PT has the green light to stretch me to full range of motion, which means I am in a lot of pain tonight. They put me on the bike and I could not even make one full rotation, I just rocked back and forth as much as I could. Then when she stretched me, well, lets just say the stretching made the electrical stim seem like ice cream. Oh well, no pain, no gain, right?? It is good to be finally moving forward.
I am taking the kids to the beach in a few weeks and I just keep thinking, at least I can do that without the brace.
To all the new folks on this site, hang in there, it may be a long haul and it may hurt like hell sometimes, but with hard work and the good support and advice you get here, things will begin to look up.