I’m Back!

Firstly let me apologize for being so insensitive to all of you.  I know my daily antics are not of premier interest to any of you but I did promise to keep you updated and I have not done so.

It seems that since my knee surgery I have been so busy that I have had trouble keeping up with all the things I need to do.  How did that happen?  I should have MORE time on my hands but it doesn’t seem to have worked out that way.

My surgery was just before Thanksgiving and I am still working on getting full mobility.  I am doing tremendously well however and I am so very glad to have finally taken that step of getting the surgery.  My leg is still swollen and I cannot bend it as far as I would like, BUT – I am making headway all the time.  I am able to walk without my cane most of the time (except on uneven ground on the farm) and have even managed to walk up the stairs  (all 18 of them) in a normal fashion – meaning one foot after the other instead of the slow method of one step up with my right foot, followed by my left foot coming to rest on the same step and then proceeding to the next one.  Whew!  So glad that is over.  I do still need to descend the stairs in that fashion however because my knee does not quite bend as far as it should to  do that task.

I was told that I would be ever so glad to have had the surgery once I actually did it and I have to agree.  Yes, I have a bit of pain occasionally but it is nothing like I was experiencing before I took the bit step to surgery.   Even my dad had encouraged me to quit putting it off – my mom had BOTH her knees replaced when she was in her 80’s and never regretted it!   My next goal is to be able to dance once again – I have not been able to do that in over 15 years.  I am excited at the prospect of that accomplishment.  I have to be a little careful to not twist on that knee but I will figure out a way to do it soon!

I hope all of you are having a wonderful 2016.  It is passing by so quickly – I can hardly imagine that it is already the end of February.  My husband and I just celebrated our 19th anniversary on Valentine’s Day and it almost seems like yesterday that we met.  It has been a year since my youngest son came home from Montana and I am so enjoying having him around again.  He was gone waaaaay to long to suit me!  My oldest son lives in Texas and he has become a new daddy – after 20 years.  His youngest son and wife just had a baby last April so that makes me a grandma again as well as a great-grandma!  I’m soooo confused – I think I must be aging a bit more quickly than I anticipated.  But I guess that is normal – life goes on, and on, and on!  So glad to be a part of it.  Wouldn’t miss it for anything!

Happy writing to all of you – I will be checking in on some of you soon!