Encouragement can come in many forms. The other day, I found it in a four-pound tiny weiner dog named “Sweet pea.” (For the record, at one month post-op, “yes knee can” lift four pounds with the reconstructed knee!) Her owner brought her into the office, and seeing a little puppy bounce off the cubicles reminded me of myself playing my own game of “human pinball” when I try to walk on my brace and have to grip the closest wall/chair/shoulder/cubicle wall for support. Only when I do it, no one gushes about how cute it is. But that’s just it; rehab ain’t pretty. You need encouragment and lots of laughter to get through it. If there’s no puppy running around your feet, I suggest a daily dose of funny videos.