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Friday, 1/18--Recovery Week 4: Showing Improvement


Friday, January 18, 2013

Hi all,

Lady is doing well. She only has to have the cone off when she is home without a watchful human eye on her. She (the vet) had a lot of trouble getting the bandage off of her ear again and so she shaved it to make it a bit easier this time. Poor baby. She is healing nicely and the sutures will come out net week.

I had physical therapy today and I was able to walk around the gym with the cane, but the last 6 to 8 steps were tough because of my back. My knee is swollen now--the hardest exercise that I am doing is leg raises with a five pound weight around my ankle. My knee really resists that. After we were done, my PT told me NOT to do that sort of walking at home because I wasn't ready yet. I have used a walker for a long time to support my back. Now, I am unsure of what to expect--between the long term issues with my back and the healing of my new hip. It would be too good if my new hip gave me enough relief with my back that I could be free of the walker. I wonder if that means my back pain has been all about my hip for all of these years???

My sons took me out to lunch today after therapy. I had fresh veggies and a small steak, yummy. I don't usually eat much protein for lunch, but it was really good. It was kind of fun to go out with those two nuts as well. They are silly together and do some interesting things like try chocolate shots in their diet coke (yuck) and pepper sauce on their fries. They have fun no matter what they are doing and that is a good thing. I think we all need to be like that.

Tonight, I have to work on my resume and application and I need to finish reading someone's written entry for National Board Certification. My W-2 came today, so I can do the FAFSA for Marissa this weekend too. There seems to be plenty for me to do while I am sitting--It will require me to be focused on what I am doing and not on my knee pain. My knee feels swollen under and around my kneecap . Time for my ice bags!

Take care and enjoy your evening. We are officially enjoying a weekend now!
Gentle hugs,
Sylvia
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_LINDA 1/20/2013 12:56AM

    Good news all around -that is wonderful you can have some fun time with your sons! Would sure like to know what is up with the knee -time to pressure someone until you are given a satisfactory answer!!
{{{gentle hugs}}}
Linda

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DETERMINEDJANET 1/18/2013 10:02PM

    Glad Lady is doing better and that the sutures come out soon.

Will be praying the back has been caused by the hip and you notice a huge difference with time. What's up with the knee?

Your lunch out with the boys sounded fun!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 1/18/2013 8:44PM

    I'm glad to see Lady doing better.

I hope you can find out something about that knee soon. What does the physical therapist think is going on with it? You have obvious inflammation.

It's nice that your sons and daughters are so close. Many families are not.

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