How To Climb Stairs With Crutches, With Ease, Without Help, After Major Knee Surgery — YouTube Video.

by Anura Guruge

YouTube below.

I had my quadriceps tendon repair surgery,
at ‘
Frisbie Memorial Hospital‘ —
performed by Dr. Charles Blitzer
of ‘Seacoast Orthopedics
on Thursday, March 7, 2019.

Day #9 since surgery.

Pain is still negligible!

Didn’t take any pain medication, i.e., Aleve or Tylenol, this morning.
Did NOT, luckily, need any opioids.

We live in a 4-story house and to lead my life in full I need to be able to get to all 4 floors. My office, with my main PC (i.e., this which I write with), is on the 4th floor. My 47″ TV, on which I watch cricket, on a daily basis, is on the 1st floor. Kitchen #2, bedroom #3.

Have a routine to minimize the stairs I have to negotiate. In the mornings I don’t go down. LUCKILY have wife and 12-year old who will bring me up coffee, tea, food and WINE. But, during the course of the day I need to go up at least 8 flights of stairs — and for the last couple of nights I am back to working my 3rd shift, i.e., after 10pm.

So, this is how I now climb the stairs. This precludes needing someone to come after me with my crutches. It is not too bad. A tad hard on the shoulders.

I am wearing a Fitbit Versa Lite in this video. It does NOT count floors climbed. But, neither did my Garmin Fenix 5 Plus once I became disabled — because I am not moving my arms enough.

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by Anura Guruge

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