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Hot Dang!

Friday, October 05, 2012      3 comments

Therapy is done for the week. I started re-learning to go up steps with the new leg! The only pain was muscular?! AND I did TWO sets of leg lifts! Okay, I only did 5 reps, but I did 2 sets in less than 10 minutes!!! AND I WALKED!!! FIVE whole st... Read more


Thursday, October 04, 2012      2 comments

Not having a great day. Muscles still rebelling, son being typical teen (refusing to do chores) and just all around crappy day. And I have to figure out how to manage to change the sheets on the bed by myself and get the grocery shopping done if... Read more

Dr is pleased-me not so much

Tuesday, October 02, 2012      1 comments

I just got my staples out. Leg still looks like awful, but it will heal faster now. Dr said I am totally on track with where he wants me to be. I just want it to be faster. But I will do as I am told. I will follow directions. And I am totally t... Read more

another long day ahead

Tuesday, October 02, 2012      0 comments

Well, its 8am, I just took morning meds. After yesterday, I was needing the pain medication. I didn't sleep through a dose, that was for sure! I woke up with my leg saying "hey, you! I am NOT HAPPY HERE!" About 1:30am, which was half an hour too... Read more

LONG day out

Monday, October 01, 2012      1 comments

I went to Green Bay with a friend today. We both had Dr appointments, so it made sense (especially since I can't drive yet) I told her I wasn't up for a day of shopping as well like we normally do, so please don't plan on a lot of stops. 8... Read more

Amazing kid

Sunday, September 30, 2012      2 comments

I'm not sure if we do this on purpose, but my 15 year old son and I seem to have a talent for making each other nuts. Today I was driving him crazy by asking him what he was doing-not really wanting or needing anything-but he immediately jumped ... Read more

long weekend away from therapy

Saturday, September 29, 2012      1 comments

Sounds good, but probably isn't. I keep getting frustrated because other people at therapy were doing better than I was i.e. have more range of motion already or are walking more "normally", but they were-are all smaller, in better shape to star... Read more

Small steps-a few more

Friday, September 28, 2012      0 comments

Therapy today was rough. I felt like I did more, but the measurements were circling the drain. I had Dr. lower the dose on my pain meds yesterday and I seem to be tolerating the pain, but the muscle tightness is still annoying the heck out of me... Read more

New knee joint, same old muscles

Thursday, September 27, 2012      2 comments

As I sit here icing my uncooperative muscles, I realize this is going to take longer than I had hoped or planned. The new bones are working great, no grinding, no screaming pain with every step, my kneecap stays where it belongs, its fabulous! T... Read more

Slowly recovering-still

Wednesday, September 26, 2012      2 comments

It feels like its taking forever, but I made 81 degrees of bend already. I'm having trouble remembering to take pain meds because it doesn't hurt-until it HURTS!! Then it takes forever for them to work because-my silly butt didn't keep the level... Read more

Therapy-thank goodness I'm done for today

Monday, September 24, 2012      1 comments

I worked hard today. And I talked to the therapist about why I am in so much pain. The quad muscle is causing me more pain than the incision or the new parts! I have to slowly work the spasms out of the muscle and let it recover from the trauma ... Read more

Scale is back up, but it wont get me down!

Monday, September 24, 2012      3 comments

While I was at the clinic, I decided to do a weight check. I can't balance my weight well enough yet to use the scale at home, so it seemed like a good idea. The scale read 310.7 which had me a little down on myself, then I realized I have on fu... Read more

This is the day the Lord has made

Sunday, September 23, 2012      2 comments

Last Sunday I was stressed and afraid before my surgery. Today, I am thankful that I found this website before I went. I am learning to be ok with myself as I am and to celebrate the small things. And to defend myself and the little advances I ... Read more

Getting there :-)

Saturday, September 22, 2012      1 comments

I can't say its fun, but I am making progress. I tried getting on the scale, and I can stand well enough, but I can't distribute my weight evenly enough for it to work. Three tries and I got "E" all three times :( oh well. That's not the importa... Read more

First full day home

Friday, September 21, 2012      4 comments

And it is not going mush better than yesterday. I have pretty much given up on the people who kept telling me before the surgery not to worry about the things that weren't getting done, that they would take care of them before I got home or when... Read more

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