Memorial Day weekend is like the start of summer for me. But before I dive into those salads, barbecued chicken or fruit/veggie platters, it's important to remember what Memorial Day is all about. Webster defines Memorial Day ....
Memorial Day a legal holiday in the U.S. (the last Monday in May in most states) in memory of members of the armed forces killed in war.
Let's all take a moment to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice so that we can enjoy our freedom. Thank you to all who have served our country; both past and present. God Bless the U.S.A.!
Yesterday, I had my one year check up for my latest knee replacement. I'm thrilled to report that my knees are both doing well and the doctor doesn't need to see me for 2 years! Of course it took a lot of effort on my part to get them this far but it was well worth the blood, sweat and tears. The doctor said that the knees should last around 15 years. That would put me at around 70 years old. This is good news indeed! My knee replacements have given me a new lease on life. If you follow the rehabilitation exercises and follow up by working out at a gym on a regular basis, the new knees are well worth all of the pain and hassle.
Today I'm going for my one year check up on my left knee replacement. Where has the time gone? My knee replacement has been a blessing. It has enabled me to become much more active. I haven't lost that much weight this past year, but I've lost lots of inches. You can really tell the difference in my body, how my clothes fit and in the way I move. I am much more confident of who I am. The increase in activity has caused some other injuries - my back and my right foot - but overall, I feel much more healthy! I hope everything checks out okay today! I'm also getting my IV Boniva shot to help my bones get stronger. I am blessed!
I was leafing through my journal this morning and it occurred to me that with introspective study and work, I'm getting emotionally stronger. I can actually see my own progress! I still have some issues to work through, but I am pleased with how far I've come since January. The items I have chosen to work on for the next few months will be tough ones but I know I can do it. It won't be easy but it is necessary for me in order to grow and achieve a balance in mind body and spirit.
I slept over 9 hours last night and I would still be sleeping if I didn't have to get up to answer nature's calling. I'm still very tired and groggy and I've been up for 2.5 hours! Today I will take my sister out to lunch for her birthday. It's a milestone birthday and I think she's a bit depressed about it. It also looks like we're going to get some more much needed rain. Hooray! Our grass was dead looking and the bushes in the front yard were brown. Now I see signs of green! I hope it is a sign of good things to come!
Today I will make good choices, stay within my range, drink 8-10 glasses of H2O, eat 5+ servings of fruits and veggies and treat my body with respect!