I wasn't sure a couple of weeks ago that I was still making progress, but as has been the trend, as soon as I doubt, I turn a corner.
I am still leaving work a bit early to get in some extra PT time every day. To be honest, though, I frequently use the time to do errands and just escape that last boring hour of work that feels like it lasts 2 hours! I still experience enough stiffness by the end of the day that I am taking my PT seriously most days. Honest.
I realized about a week ago that when I get out of bed in the morning, I hardly notice my knees - I am back to my lower back being more of a bother than my knees. Hurrah? By the time I am up and around for awhile I tend to get a bit stiff, so I do a few stretches before I leave for work.
I started parking up the hill in my usual spot and have given up the luxury of the handicap spot right in front of the building. I am fine on the hill and the extra walking is good before and after a day of sitting. I am also getting in and out of my car with much more ease.
The biggest issue I have had is a bad tooth infection in a molar I had a root canal in a year ago - I experienced several days of significant pain, stiffness and general feelings of being unwell until the antibiotic kicked in. Those admonitions about oral health are not to be taken lightly. The infection did not travel to my knees, but they were definitely impacted.
4 weeks ago