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Making progress . . . Not what I was hoping for but progress nonetheless!

Friday, June 07, 2019

Got a new referral for a different surgeon to do my knees and he can see me a tiny bit earlier than the other one. I am resigned to the delay and will make the most of the next few weeks while waiting and getting things done.

Already I have a dentist appointment and plans to go by myself to New Jersey to visit with my cousins and see my 95 year-old aunt before she dies. She is on a feeding tube and they only give her a very short time before she goes home to be reunited with my parents and her other siblings who have already passed away. I have been worried that I might not be able to go, but now I am able to say goodbyes. I also want to give my cousins a bit of moral support and maybe offer some moments of relaxation between the demands of multiple daily hospital visits.

I am also already started on some decluttering and sorting through "stuff" so I don't feel overwhelmed with my "hoarding house" feeling.

Today, I got a start on the decluttering and also took a trip into a really good book. It is called "The Stages" and it is a murder mystery with the prime suspect a person with Aspergers who is the narrator of the story and while narrating, he explains what it is like to be on the spectrum and how awkward life can be for him and some of the challenges facing him. I feel like this book was written just for me to read. The author is Thom Satterlee. It isn't a quick mindless read but really engrossing and in depth.

There are a lot of times when (especially during the school year) I want a quick mindless read just because those allow my mind to escape the thoughts facing through my head. With school out, I wanted something a little more thought provoking.

I am pleasantly relaxed and ready for an ear!y night. I am at peace with the delay in getting my surgery scheduled. My aides told me in no uncertain terms, they will take care of me so I can start back to school on time. They pointed out that Ed can drive me back and forth and they will help me out so I won't have to miss the opening of school. Still don't know when I will be having my surgery but I have to trust God that it will all work out for the best!

Have a blessed day and enjoy your weekend! Take time to share your kindness generously and smile. Loving, laughing, and sharing the deepest riches of your heart with those people whose lives you touch each day.
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    Having been thru this surgery twice, I can only tell you I felt really good one week after surgery. I was able to drive (but it was my left knee -- when I had my right knee done I had to wait 3 weeks.). For sure, do whatever exercises you can to build up your thighs. That will make recuperation much easier.

    Good luck to you.

    130 days ago
    I like you believe that all things happen when they should happen it is in the Lords hands
    130 days ago
    Great news!
    130 days ago
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    Awesome! Way to go!
    131 days ago
    Sounds like you have an attack plan when it comes to summer and your surgery. Like you, I had time to prepare before my surgery. I cleaned my house from top to bottom The best thing I did for myself and my family was to cook and freeze lots of casseroles. Our youngest daughter came and stayed with me the first 5 days after my surgery. When she opened the freezer(s), she said that it looked like I was prepared for the zombie apocalypse. But it sure was nice to pull a dish from the freezer and either nuke it or put it in the oven.

    Try to enjoy your summer break. Take some time for you. emoticon emoticon
    131 days ago
    That is good news!
    131 days ago
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