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Another Year Older & Hope Wiser and More Healthy

Sunday, January 13, 2013

I hit a milestone year yesterday, and last year was very eventful. For a long time I have known the knee surgeries were coming and kept putting them off and now it is a relief to have them done, though the healing seems so slow and painful. I am off pain medication except at night for my back as needed, but the knees continue to stay stiff whenever I'm not up and active and yet I tire a lot when I am.

Went to Walmart to get some home rehab equipment but didn't find what I need, I heard that TJ Maxx has some of the Exercise Balls and other equipment much cheaper than the sporting foods stores.

I attended my first aqua aerobics class, though I can't yet participate in all the exercises, I do something. It is nice to see my friends and be nearly weightless and work in the water. I am getting to be terrible about doing my home exercises, I just feel so tired. I cut back on my iron pills (I was on 3 325mg pills a day) to only one as they wreak havoc on my digestive system and regularity.

Almost all of my bruises are gone now from the surgeries and the constant blood thinner shots they gave me twice a day.

Now I have lots of Thank You notes to write and bills to pay and have a special box to hold the multiple surgery billing notices that arrive daily. So much paperwork!

I also have a CD with the description of each surgery and a copy of the "after" x-rays but it is in Apple format and so I can't read it on my PC. My regular doctor says she can't read it either but will keep it for reference if there is any need to read it in the future.

Thanks to all of you who have kept me in your prayers.
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  • FIFIFRIZZLE
    Dropping by a whole month later and hoping yr tiredness has been rested away and your new knees are working out for you.
    2814 days ago
  • SENIMMO
    I know what you mean about it feeling like it takes forever to heal! With all the cold and snow, I am SO stiff I can barely move if I stay still for more than a half hour. And I don't have the energy to keep going for more than an hour or two at a time, so it's a real catch22!

    But, we'll get through it! And by next year we are going to feel great!
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    2832 days ago
  • PATTYMCGRAW
    I'm glad you're starting to feel better and getting out and about. Good luck to you.
    2844 days ago
  • KERRYG155
    Glad you're feeling better and getting out and about. You'll gradually start being able to do more and more in the water and it will feel SOOOO good!
    2846 days ago
  • no profile photo CD13440648
    I wish you all the best love.This year will the best ever. I hope you stay well.
    best lesleyanne. emoticon
    2846 days ago
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