Hello Spooky and welcome to HealingWell.
I would encourage you to talk with your Surgeon and find out exactly what "a little more invasive" meant when he was referring to your right knee? I am not sure why he did not exam your surgical sites himself but as a patient with concerns of swelling as well as sending you to PT, I would feel that he should take a look at your knees.
The PT is a good thing, however, patients who are taking medications that lower blood glucose, particularly insulin, should take special precautions before starting a workout program.
Glucose levels swing dramatically during exercise. People with diabetes should monitor their levels carefully before, during, and after workouts.
The rule of thumb is patients should probably avoid exercise if glucose levels are above 300 mg/dL or under 100 mg/dL. This is most likely the reason the PT sent you home on one day.
Using a cane or walker, talk with your PT person as she is on your side and tell her you prefer the cane and when might you be able to discontinue using the walker.
Sending you healing wishes,
~~Kitt~~Moderator: Anxiety, Osteoarthritis,
GERD/Heartburn and Heart/Cardiovascular Disease. "She Stood in the Storm & When the Wind Did Not Blow Her Away, She Adjusted Her Sails."