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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Wow! It's been more than a year since I added to this blog. I've been trying to be succinct and use status reports instead. This deserves a line or two more though.

Tomorrow morning, Judith (DW) will be getting a right knee replacement. That is going to sideline her for a while as she recovers. She hopes the new and improved joint will let her join the cycling club for more rides and maybe even let her run a 5K. Being the caregiver for a while may sideline me for a few weeks also. I'm not sure.

Anyway, in a display of confidence, Judith & I registered for the Corelle 5K in Corning, NY on October 1st. I will run it or run/walk it at whatever speed she is comfortable with to support her and to warm up for the Wineglass Marathon the following day.

We've booked a three night stay in Corning and there are other interesting things to do in the area besides run so we are looking forward to a fun weekend.
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    emoticon to you and Judith,
    I hope she recovers quickly after the surgery.
    It is great you are planning a 5K together.
    1692 days ago
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    emoticon to your wife

    Speedy recovery!

    1693 days ago
    Whoa! Huge deal for Judith! I'll be keeping her in my thoughts & prayers for the very BEST of possible outcomes and look forward to having her joining in the fun being out on two wheels! :-)

    1693 days ago
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    I have had both knees replaced and it was a difficult recovery, painful and long, but as long as you perform the exercises given faithfully, recovery will be full and complete and you can do anything you want that you did before. For me I had to wait a long time for my surgery which is why my recovery was so hard. If your wife didn't have to wait too long she should have a better recovery. The only change is you can't bend your knee as far as you did before (depending on what kind of replacement you are given). They don't usually release you from the hospital until your knee bends at 90 degrees. There is not much to caregiving. You can walk right away. They get you out of bed right away. There are no restrictions. Movement is encouraged.
    Wishing Judith all the best!!
    1693 days ago
    Vinny, one of my SparkFriends (JPANNELLO) recently had a knee replacement, and she wrote about it in a couple of blogs. I could not believe how fast she recovered after that. She is already spending lots of time at the gym and taking rather long bike rides. My brother-in-law, too, had both knees replaced and still plays tennis a LOT. It's so amazing what modern medicine has accomplished, and I have no doubt that your "display of confidence" will prove to be well founded, come October 1st.

    Wow, time flies! Is it already time to start thinking about the Wineglass Marathon again? (I remember your writing about it last year, and I loved the name of that event.) A three-night getaway--that's really something to look forward to!

    Best wishes for a smooth surgery and spectacular recovery for your DW Judith!
    1693 days ago
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