Tuesday, July 4, 2017

INDEPENDENCE DAY

Wow!  We have a gorgeous 4th of July here today.  75 and sunny with a little breeze ... heading to 80.  The little family walked up to our tiny City parade and family fun booths.  SO sweet.  They were both so excited this morning ... Mr. 3.5 got up at 5am!  Woke his brother up about 7am.  Needless to say they each took a 3 hour nap.  Poor Mom and Dad .... none!

Today I have had some quiet alone time (outside on our Community patio) to think.  Surgery is Thursday around noon (send positive vibes to the surgeon and staff) and I will be losing some independence for a week or two.  This is the hardest part about growing older.  Losing little bits of strength, stamina, energy.

I hope I can follow in the steps of my favorite blogger, The Misadventures of Widowhood, and work on regaining strength and balance.  With two knees that aren't painful with every step, I will have no excuses.  She has noticed a great difference in six months.

I am so thankful for a live-in support system ... and the best darned nursing staff ever!

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  1. I hope in 4-6 weeks from now you'll be able to say that the knee surgery was the best gift you ever gave yourself. That's the way it was for both of mine. Yes, you'll have the surgical pain to work through and my strong suggestion is to not baby yourself through the early weeks of therapy. The more you keep it moving the quicker the stiffness and pain will go away. Do whatever they tell you do, as often as they tell you do to them and don't let your family wait on you too much. My thoughts will be with you.....

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    1. Thanks, Jean. I think walking around a lot WAS very helpful the last time. And I still find myself stretching that left knee even today. If memory serves me, it was only painful for 7-10 days then after PT. Boy did I HATE that PT ....

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  2. I knew there was something about the 5th of July I was supposed to remember. I immediately said a prayer for you AND the surgery staff. After the nerve block wears off the pain will come and it will be bad, for awhile, until they get the super-duper pain meds going. Do everything they tell you to do in rehab and PT, but don't do more than they tell you, or it can harm rather than help the healing process. XX OO

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    1. Thank you Judy! I'll keep you guys in the loop. Need to find my FitBit to start measuring my progress.

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