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2/18/21

Thursday, February 18, 2021

Thank you for all you kind words and prayers and well wishes for Brad. It hurts to see him write that he realizes that he could 'gain his wings'. He does everything he can for his kids, even when it hurts him to do so. I had my hard cry and heartfelt discussion with God last night as I have done so many times in the last two years. I love that man so much and credit his strength for providing for his family in whatever way he can. He is going on vacation after their trip to NY next month. They are going somewhere with the ocean or beach. He told me that since we never had vacations as Marg and I were always working, that beaches and oceans he find his peace at. And Kati likes them as well. So I hope all goes well for them.

Went to the doctor this morning, got the zip-line taken off my leg and replaced them with sterry strips. They took x-rays and says the knee looks great, and my range of motion is good as well. Got a cortisone shot in my left leg to keep it as good as we can. They said if my right knee heals as well, we can discuss replacing the left on in three months. Told me that no driving until I see them in 4 weeks. I was hoping in a couple of weeks. I have 4 weeks of therapy twice a week, and they want to keep me on the pain pills while I am doing the therapy, as she said I should expect pain while we go through that. But it felt good to get out of the house for the first time in three weeks! And it was sunny! Sorry my thoughts are pretty scrambled today. Good thing I am not working. They told me I can go back to work when I feel up to it. But told me not to sit for extended periods of time. I will need to get up and walk and exercise every hour or so.

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  • VTORIA3
    Hope your son and his family get their NY vacation in as planned. The water can be so peaceful and calming. Sounds like your recovery is going well, though I am sure the days feel long to you. Keep doing what you are so that your recovery will be a complete one.

    Thanks for posting to my blog. Glad your tracking of portions is a strategy that is working well for you again. I imagine your weight loss is motivated by a need to take some weight off your knees. My husband has a very bad knee. Injections were recommended rather than knee replacement. This old injury got so bad he lost his ability to get in and out of the car easily. He decided no shots, but he was going to get his weight off. It was like a miracle and his full mobility is restored, and was without any exercise at all, because he could not walk at the time. He might have a bad day if he twists his knee wrong, but his knees so appreciate less weight on them. Yours will, too! Keep on keepin' on, as they say.
    48 days ago
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  • TOMATOCAFEGAL
    Good karma being sent your way for all.
    56 days ago
  • GOULDSGRANITE
    Good thoughts for your continuing improvement Bob. Heal up and get that other knee done!
    Brad is a hero and inspiration to all who read his blogs. Miracles are happening. Prayers continue for your family. emoticon emoticon
    57 days ago
  • BROOKLYN_BORN
    The resilience of your entire family is an inspiration to us all.

    I'm glad your knee continues to improve and that their family vacation goes as planned.

    "we never had vacations as Marg and I were always working"
    Very much like our life when the kids were growing up. Usually vacation meant visiting grandparents in another state. Although there were a few marathon trips around the USA.
    I think that's why we take our grandchildren with us on our trips, so they can see the world without waiting as long as we did.
    57 days ago
  • SLBROOKS3
    Glad Brad is going on a vacation. Sounds very nice and just what he needs! Glad you are doing well after your surgery.
    58 days ago
  • RAMONA1954
    Take care of you. Take the time to do your therapy and get better before you return to work. Your stress has been way up there for so long. Continued prayers for you all.
    58 days ago
  • BJAEGER307
    Take care of yourself first. I'm glad that Brad is planning a vacation for him and the family. A change of scenery is just what he needs and I think we all need.

    Glad to read the good news on your knee. I happy to see that you have made so much progress. I know it wasn't easy but it's working. Wait until six months from now. You'll be so glad that you have gone through this. I remember reading blogs where you were in excruciating pain.

    Take care and have a great week ahead.
    58 days ago
  • IMUSTLOSEIT1
    I have no idea, and hope I never do, what you and Margaret are going thru. Kids are not suppose to be going thru all this. I do hope that they get that vacation in, and be able to leave all this behind them for just a little bit of time. And yes, it would be nice if you and Margaret could get away also, work is not all that life is. There is so much more to life.
    58 days ago
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