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The good, the bad, and the painful
Friday, January 11, 2013      4 comments

The good-the staples are out! Yay! And the incision looks good. I can probably start swimming in a few days/a week. And Hubs got a load out first thing this morning. And already has a good reload for the weekend. And I managed to get in and out ... Read more
Oh so slow!
Wednesday, January 09, 2013      2 comments

Had good news, and so/so news at therapy today. Good news-insurance approved 12 more sessions. So/so news-knee only bent to 63 degrees and I still can't get it up onto the bed/mat without lifting it by my pantleg or sock. However-when I'm ... Read more
So far So good!
Tuesday, January 08, 2013      3 comments

My son actually put the trash out without my having to shriek. Okay, it was just the big outdoor bins and the trash inside the house didn't actually make it out into the bins, but the bins made it to the curb! Progress! Hubs let me sleep wh... Read more
Two weeks old today
Monday, January 07, 2013      5 comments

The second knee is. And it is stuck. I was pretty happy with myself going into therapy today because I've been pushing the dang thing and am starting to get some results. I can almost manage leg lifts unassisted laying flat. I can do 10 lifts wh... Read more
Sunday, January 06, 2013      4 comments

I'm finishing up with the cpm, Hubs called it the Contant Pain Maker this morning. Totally accurate. He put me in it this morning before his friend came for them to take our 2 big dogs and friend's one dog (sam size as ours) to the dog park. Tha... Read more
Slow saturday
Saturday, January 05, 2013      5 comments

I didn't do much today, other than my home exercises and make short shopping lists for Hubs from the expiring grocery ads. There were some fresh things in the ads that I wanted, grapefruit, blueberries, cherry tomatoes, oranges, bananas, sa... Read more
Slow progress
Friday, January 04, 2013      6 comments

But progress none the less. At therapy today I was able to bend the right knee enough to make the Nu-Step register that I was MAKING steps! PROGRESS! Because up until today, my movements were so small they didn't register. The workload was still... Read more
A More "normal" day
Thursday, January 03, 2013      2 comments

Which involved getting my labs done-I am holding my own with the blood thinners better this time. So that is a big plus. Not too many crying jags. A few, but not many. I did my home exercises, enjoyes snuggling in bed with Hubs for a while ... Read more
Making Progress
Wednesday, January 02, 2013      2 comments

I went to therapy. I got advice from therapist and Dr about going to my uncle's funeral. And I called and told the family I'm sorry I can't come, but this soon after major surgery it would be too hard on my recovery. They understand. So I o... Read more
So Very Sad
Wednesday, January 02, 2013      6 comments

I found out earlier today that my uncle passed away. He's had poor health for as long as I can remember, but has been holding his own and doing fairly well for quite some time. He was a rock for us when my Daddy died 2 years ago. He has always b... Read more
Happy New Year!
Tuesday, January 01, 2013      4 comments

One way or another, it is going to be better this year. Pray more, weigh less. Exercise more-AFTER the leg heals. I had a better night. The new meds are lower dose (which when I had the last surgery and asked for this dose, I was told he di... Read more
Praying for a better new year...
Monday, December 31, 2012      2 comments

This one is not ending well. I had to go to the hospital today for bloodwork, so went for weight and bp check and to see what can be done about pain meds since I was already there. I am up 3 pounds. No big deal. My leg is swelled so much i... Read more
It's been such a long day
Sunday, December 30, 2012      2 comments

I can't tell if I am feeling better or worse or the same. I have therapy at 9 in the morning, so I need to be going to sleep soon. It's almost 10 now. I couldn't remember if I toook my pain pill when it was due last time, so instead of risking a... Read more
Time goes so slow
Sunday, December 30, 2012      3 comments

When you're recovering from something. I apologize for being whiney, but it's my blog and mainly for me. If it helps me to vent here, so be it. I didn't manage more than 3 hours of sleep at a time still. My muscles still feel like I'm being pull... Read more
Yay for weekends!
Saturday, December 29, 2012      2 comments

No therapy! Other than my home exercises. Doing those. Managing fairly well. Hubs has to put me in the cpm and he likes it even less than I do (he can't stand seeing me in pain) so he just ignores me when I say it's time to do it. Then I have to... Read more

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