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Progress Update #8
Friday, March 24, 2017      4 comments

Yesterday, I met with the orthopedist. I had x-rays after I got there and then had an hour wait to be called back to see the doctor. It was an interesting visit. The knee's revision itself looks good. Another stitch worked it's way out o... Read more
Progress Update #7
Tuesday, March 21, 2017      3 comments

This week has been a tough one. I'm still fighting a cough and sinus issue that has left me short of breath and hacking. Yesterday, hubby took me to the doctor because I seemed to be getting worse instead of better. The doctor didn't like the... Read more
Progress Update #6
Monday, March 13, 2017      7 comments

I walked outside with just a cane (plus my therapist and a safety belt) today! I walked one block and was huffing, puffing and waddling on the way back. This upset me greatly. My therapist reassured me that it quite normal and by next week it ... Read more
Progress Update #5
Wednesday, March 08, 2017      6 comments

I had my 2 week follow up with my primary doctor late this afternoon. He was pleased that I have done quite a bit of healing but disappointed at the healing rate behind my knee. The location of that wound alone will slow the rate of healing. ... Read more
Progress Update #4
Saturday, March 04, 2017      6 comments

Hubby has become concerned about me lately because I have been isolating myself. At first, it was for purely medical reasons. I was pretty sick for a long time. The danger of infection is also a huge concern. The complications from my surgery... Read more
Progress Update #3
Thursday, March 02, 2017      7 comments

My progress in healing has been a mixed bag. Two steps forward and one step back. This week I have walked outdoors with my physical therapist, mastered the art of getting in and out of the shower, worked on upper body strength and frustrated m... Read more
Progress Update #2
Monday, February 27, 2017      5 comments

Finally, I am starting to make some good progress. My wounds still have to be constantly checked by a nurse, cleaned and treated with medicine. They are slightly smaller but are still weeping and bleeding. Some of them really hurt and others ... Read more
Progress Update #1
Thursday, February 23, 2017      8 comments

Yesterday, hubby took me for a four week check up at the orthopedist's office. He was pleased that the wounds look better and that my knee is beginning to improve. He said that the wounds will take a long time to heal. ... Read more
My Surgery Nightmare
Monday, February 20, 2017      8 comments

I had my revision replacement on January 24 as planned. Sometime during my surgery, I had an allergic reaction to something and when I returned to my room, I was covered with weeping, oozing blisters on the back of my leg and all over my bottom... Read more
Nervous But Ready
Monday, January 23, 2017      10 comments

The dogs are groomed and bathed, their beds are clean, our bed is clean and the laundry is done. I made gluten free cookies yesterday and the house smells wonderful. I froze the majority of them, ate a couple and packed a container to give to ... Read more
Up At 3am And Feeling Stressed
Sunday, January 22, 2017      11 comments

I know why this is happening but all of my techniques have failed to work this morning at 3am! So I will ride it out the best way I can and take a nap later. Fear is a funny thing and often times not real rational, especially when you are tire... Read more
Practicing Anxiety Techniques
Thursday, January 19, 2017      6 comments

The other day, I wrote about my surgery and the anxiety I was feeling. A good Spark friend wrote to me privately with some suggestions. They were consistent with what my stress counselor and I were working on, so I've added them to my repertoi... Read more
Surgery Plan And My Anxiety.....
Wednesday, January 18, 2017      12 comments

I will have to hand it to the professionals! They knew that this particular surgery is the type that can cause lots of pre surgery anxiety. My stress person went over lots of techniques and strategies yesterday, which is really helpful. I am ... Read more
Starting Surgery Prep Today
Monday, January 16, 2017      10 comments

Changing hospitals means a different preparation for surgery. I've never done a week of surgery prep before. The pre op department told me that it is a new MRSA protocol. H-mm Okay. I have to bathe with a surgical scrub until next Monday, wh... Read more
Making (And Owning) Your Choices Is Liberating!
Thursday, January 12, 2017      9 comments

I decided to try an experiment yesterday and it proved to be a successful way to make better choices. I decided that I need to cut back on the amount of sugar I consume. So all day long I said to myself, "I am choosing to skip the sugar. I do... Read more

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