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A Giggle and an Update

Tuesday, July 28, 2015      0 comments

Treadmill My friend hates to exercise, which means the treadmill in her bedroom barely gets used. Nevertheless, she swears by it. "It really works," she told me. "I throw my jeans over it and they get smaller." Received from Doc's ... Read more

Exciting Breakthrough!

Sunday, July 19, 2015      4 comments

The day started out slowly. I did walk back and forth 15 minutes, but I hadn't done the knee routine. So this afternoon I decided I would do them after changing my sheets, and then I would shower off the sweat from this muggy day. I started b... Read more

Singles Ad

Saturday, July 18, 2015      3 comments

Singles Ad This has to be one of the best singles ads ever printed. It appeared in The Atlanta Journal. SINGLE BLACK FEMALE seeks male companionship, ethnicity unimportant. I'm a very good looking girl who LOVES to play. I love... Read more

Ten More Degrees!

Wednesday, July 15, 2015      3 comments

I hadn't yet done any of the exercises this morning, and I was weaning myself off the pain pills, especially due to their constipating effect. But I was ready for the therapist this morning, as we went into the kitchen and I performed the new ex... Read more

Making a Liar Out of the Physical Therapist

Monday, July 13, 2015      2 comments

Well, PT came this morning and after the preliminary questions and taking of vitals, she started me on some standing exercises. We go to the kitchen counter so I have something for balance. "Now, don't expect to be able to lift your leg very far... Read more

Progress Report

Wednesday, July 08, 2015      3 comments

The therapist arrived today while I was in the kitchen making "Cajun" Chicken Salad - that is, chicken salad made from the leftover barbecue (blackened exterior!) chicken thighs from Saturday. I used only 4 thighs but it made a lot of salad. Any... Read more

Knee Humor

Tuesday, July 07, 2015      2 comments

Since I had the hip replaced and now the knee, friends and coworkers and I have joked about me becoming the Bionic Woman. Then I saw this cartoon and just had to share it. Read more

Colorful Leg

Monday, July 06, 2015      1 comments

The real bruising didn't start showing up until Saturday. The PT said it indicated that I was actually doing well, putting my knee through its paces. I figured I'd get a couple pix of the leg at this stage, just for the record. Read more

Pressing On

Saturday, July 04, 2015      5 comments

I have successfully slept in my bed since coming home from the hospital. Pain meds definitely help! Yesterday and today before heading downstairs I did the prescribed post-op exercises. I find myself talking encouragingly to my new knee! It does... Read more

Home with a New Knee

Thursday, July 02, 2015      2 comments

I went in for total knee replacement on the 30th. Surgery was at 12:30 pm. I was discharged today, picked up at 3:30 pm. That's 50 hours. Only 2 hours more than my discharge for the hip - probably just as well because I got in on a second round ... Read more

I Love Birds!

Friday, June 26, 2015      2 comments

Thanks to my parents, I have always been interested in nature. My paternal grandparents fixed up their backyard like a little bird sanctuary, planting all kinds of flora the fruits, nuts and seeds of which would attract even the rarest of birds.... Read more

The Sin

Monday, June 22, 2015      2 comments

Two elderly, excited Southern women were sitting together in the front pew of church listening to a fiery preacher. When this preacher condemned the sin of stealing, these two ladies cried out at the top of their lungs, "AMEN, BROTHER!" ... Read more

Talented Hamster

Monday, June 15, 2015      7 comments

A mangy looking guy who goes into a bar and orders a drink. The bartender says: "No way. I don't think you can pay for it. The guy says, "You're right. I don't have any money, but if I show you something you haven't seen before, will you g... Read more

Panda Lunch

Friday, June 05, 2015      3 comments

A panda walks into a restaurant, sits down, and orders a sandwich. He eats the sandwich, pulls out a gun, and shoots the table. As the panda stands up to leave, the manager shouts, "Hey! Where are you going? You just shot my table and you ... Read more

Random Thoughts As We Age

Wednesday, June 03, 2015      5 comments

The biggest lie I tell myself is ..."I don't need to write that down, I'll remember it." Wouldn't it be great if we could put ourselves in th... Read more


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