How is the leg healing thing going
Do you have a future date when you will be back on - Both feet again ?
Hoping that will be sooner than later

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Tony, It has been about 5 weeks since surgery to reattach the right quadriceps to the knee and healing is going well and a bit ahead of schedule. I have to wear a leg brace to keep leg locked except when I am doing stretches and exercise and PT, however, I can support weight and move around well except I am like Chester on Gunsmoke hobbling around. I am becoming more active and starting to dig out for the foundation footings of our new house addition and filled 5 gorilla carts with dirt and dumped today. I am now using a riding mower to haul over to the field where I am dumping dirt so that makes that part easier. I would not be able to pull that heavy cart right now.  As the doctor told me I let pain tell me when I am overdoing it.  When my leg starts throb and ache a bit I know it is time to back off.  
One indication of progress is how much I can bend my knee.  I started at about 15 degrees right after surgery, and needed to be at about 90 degrees at the end of next week and was at 95 degrees last Monday.  I have a strict regimen of stretches & exercises I do at home and have even come up with a couple on my own in our clawfoot tub! LOL  I expect to be coming out of the brace in another month or two. I'm getting there! 

I think the hardest I have worked since the surgery was running a 75ft 18" trench from my house to street to put in new water supply line replacing 3/4" PB with 1" PEX, and adding a 4" storm drain from the house. Those two might tasks were done on Christmas Day and my Birthday (Dec 26!). So I may be still healing but I am keeping busy when not catching up on my reading! 

 Thanks for asking.

Happy birthday
Looks like you are coming along just fine and ahead of shedule
All great


Here's a pictures of the 75 foot, 18" trench I dug on Christmas day and laid a supply line and storm water drain in Dec 26.  I might be in a leg brace and hobbling around but I'm gonna find a way to get'er done!

Must be nice not to have to go deep! Here in northern Minnesota, Those lines would have to be 9 feet deep to keep from freezing! I'm jealous.

Our Frost line is only about 8" here in my location. I actually went about 1' deeper than code down to 18". The supply line I replaced was about 12 to 14" down.  It is funny but regardless of where I dig in my yard or under our house we have about 1' of topsoil, 1' of light tan to orange clay, then really orange/red clay below 2'.  

You must be feeling pretty good to be doing as much physical work as you are getting done
Hard to keep a good MAN DOWN !!




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