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Hanging In There.....!

Sunday, May 20, 2012

March 5th I broke my knee/leg and wrist. After five surgeries, I am still not walking but on May 29th I am scheduled to have a total knee replacement of my left knee. I am supposed to walk the next day!

How am I "hanging in"? Well, I must admit that yesterday was one of the LONGEST days that I have had in a LONG time! It just did not go very fast as I sat here in my wheel chair, in my little one bedroom apartment. I did have two friends visit at different times in the afternoon. I also had a long distance phone call from someone else. I worked on my Bible Study. I Sparked. I cleaned. I read. Played games. Watched TV. Time just did not go very fast and I went to bed early.

How do I plan to "Hang in" today? Bible Study. Online church at 10:45 (my own church has an live online service). Write a few thank you notes. Fix a steak dinner for noon (the steak is thawing). Wash dishes. Perhaps have visitors but no one has confirmed coming over. TV. Reading a book.

Today's Positives:
1. I'm planning a steak dinner for noon!
2. My apartment is comfortable and I have what I need!
3. May 29th is getting closer and closer!!!

Thanks to everyone who reads and/or comments on my frequent blog entries. Thanks for those who pray for me. Have a great Sunday and week!!

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    Sending prayers your way that things will progress on schedule & that you will be able to manuever once again on both your legs and feet!
    2153 days ago
    Hopefully, you are on the home stretch now, Carolyn. I'm praying for your surgery and that you'll be up and walking a week from now!!! The past three months have been really long for you, I can only imagine, but things should continue to improve now that you are getting your new knee. Much love, Deb
    2160 days ago
  • SAL1512
    Life balances itself out, one day flies by and you hardly know what happened to it and then another day lasts almost forever! I was just thinking about how slow the summers used to go by as a child, laying in the grass, looking for dinosaurs in the clouds. And now as an adult, summers are over almost the instant you realize it is summer. There should be some sort of time that is just right to savor the moment and I am hoping that is what you will get.
    Sally emoticon
    2161 days ago
    I still pray for your full recovery every morning-if I weren't thousands of miles away, I would venture out to give you a visit. Praying your knee replacement is successful and that you are soon on the road to "normal" (whatever that is).
    2161 days ago
    I have looked to you for encouragment and motivation day in and day out and so i dont know what to say - but i want you to know, that i will pray for you and i look forward to seeing you back in full force after the 29th. Take care
    2161 days ago
  • RD03875
    Hang in there, we're all here for you!
    2161 days ago
    Wow, This is the lowest I think I've seen you, with good reason - but you still find positives. In a week, it'll be done and you be back up moving around! Take care my friend - and contemplate what it is God wanted you to slow down for!
    2161 days ago
    A steak dinner is a great way to lift your spirits. We'll pray that your surgery goes well and that you'll be on your feet soon.
    2161 days ago
    I hate when days go back so slowly. Before you know it, May 29th will be here soon. Take care!
    2162 days ago
    Some days are like that, but you seem to always be able to put a positive spin on it. Prayers are with you and hopefully this surgery will put an end to what you have been going through. emoticon emoticon
    2162 days ago
    That's strange. Yesterday seemed long to me also. I'm going to try to drive this evening to church for the first time after my surgery. FINALLY, not taking pain meds now.
    I am glad you have such a great outlook. I know the Lord God will take care of you during this time and the time of surgery. He is not slack. He is the God who healeth thee.
    I am glad you are HANGIN' in there! emoticon
    2162 days ago
  • 0309COOKIE
    I had a steak last night and my little dog really enjoyed some of it, lol. Hope you enjoy yours.

    2162 days ago
  • BIBS4664
    Prayers for you and your journey. We are Divinely guided.
    2162 days ago
  • RAMONA1954
    Yesterday was long for me too. The waiting is the hardest part. Prayers for you as always. Take care. There is a light at the end of the tunnel keep looking for that light - your being able to walk again after the surgery and it will be here soon. emoticon
    2162 days ago
  • XME501
    Wish I were closer so I could come visit!! You have been such an inspiration.
    You mentioned reading a book - what are you reading? My son got me hooked on "The Hunger Games" - really thought provoking with all that is going on in now in our little world. But, I am so glad to know that God is completely in control - and I do not have to worry.
    Will certainly be praying for you for God's Presence and Peace in the next few days and for quick healing following your surgery.

    2162 days ago
    I loved the "transparent house!" Thank you for sharing. Yesterday seemed a little slow to me too. Wish every day went so slow so that I could get more done. Love your positives! The waiting is really hard but it will be worth the wait. Continuing prayers for you.
    2162 days ago
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