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Doing Well
Monday, November 18, 2013      15 comments

I walked over 400 feet in PT this morning and started doing steps this afternoon. I am planning to get out of rehab in about 2 days.... Read more
Next Step
Sunday, November 17, 2013      10 comments

I was discharged from the hospital today and am in rehab. It is so much easier to walk since the pain is so much less. I have been commended on my progress. Complete recovery as quickly as possible is my goal.... Read more
Successful Surgery
Friday, November 15, 2013      19 comments

The surgery yesterday went very well. The doctor commented on how 'bad' the knee was. Duh, that wasn't news to me! I have not had to use the pain control device (PCA) very much. The pain thus far has been less than half of what it was previ... Read more
D-Day
Thursday, November 14, 2013      10 comments

Today is the day that starts my knee to the road of healing. Surgery is later this morning.... Read more
Veterans
Tuesday, November 12, 2013      8 comments

I noticed the 't' missing in my title yesterday. Oops. At my nephew's wedding last month 7 active military members of the family were there in full uniform. My sister's husband and 2 sons, my 2 sons and another sister's 2 sons-in-law.... Read more
Veerans
Monday, November 11, 2013      5 comments

My family has many veterans. My father served during WW II in the army. A brother-in-law was air force. Another one was army. My oldest son served in the National Guard and my youngest is career Army. My son-in-law is Navy reserves. His parents ... Read more
Healing Service
Sunday, November 10, 2013      10 comments

I went to a Healing Service with Dr. Nemeh today. He has a whole team of prayer warriors.... Read more
Explanation
Saturday, November 09, 2013      8 comments

I think PICKIE98 has hit the nail on the head. I'm pushing myself to work a 'normal' day despite the extra pain and effort. I am off my NSAID in preparation for surgery. Not being able to take the edge off the pain and the time change adjustmen... Read more
New Habit
Thursday, November 07, 2013      14 comments

I seem to be developing a habit of taking a 3 - 4 hr nap every day when I get home from work. I hope this is a temporary response to the current situation.... Read more
Ouch
Wednesday, November 06, 2013      12 comments

I had to stop my Celebrex (anti-inflamatory, pain med) in preparation for my upcoming surgery. All I can say is, 'more ouch'. I am counting the days until my total knee replacement.... Read more
pre-op
Monday, November 04, 2013      10 comments

I had my pre-op appointment today. Things went smoothly. I ended the day with a massage.... Read more
Rollator
Sunday, November 03, 2013      8 comments

My friend loaned me rollator (walker with a seat) today. Having it to walk with has helped immensely. I am able to take some of the weight off my injured knee as I move. I am fortunate to have her in my life.... Read more
Church
Saturday, November 02, 2013      8 comments

After Mass tonight, I received the sacrament, Anointing of the Sick, in preparation of my upcoming surgery. I spent most of the day seeing patients.... Read more
Dentist
Thursday, October 31, 2013      8 comments

Tomorrow I go to the dentist. t was advised in the literature to be sure all is OK before the knee replacement. Don't need any source of infection in my body.... Read more
Preparing
Tuesday, October 29, 2013      7 comments

Today I had my appointment with my primary care doctor, EKG and blood work in preparation for my knee replacement. Tomorrow I have my chest x-ray,... Read more

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