I will be grateful!
I have spent way too much time complaining about this knee and have decided that I AM going to think positive and gratefully for what I CAN do. And Crystal, at therapy, says, “In six months you’ll be happy that you went through the operation!” She also said that each day is a little bit better for what I can do.
So, today, I DROVE to therapy. Norm went to work and said, “You can do it!” So I did – sore when I drove home, but made it fine.
So, what else can I do? Well, I can walk to the mailbox (about an eighth of a mile, so it’s a quarter of a mile round trip. I did chores this weekend (and this morning) – going out to the barn to let the chickens out, feed the cats and fill the water bucket for the chickens.
I can walk to Norm’s shop a little easier, now and can go visit him. Stairs – I can (and sometimes do) step up with my right leg and pull myself up, carefully.
I can SPIN!!! With the double treadle, anyway.
I am sitting at the computer desk – I’ve put the computer up here and am no longer sitting in the recliner when I work on the computer. And I can spend more time sitting up.
I am more independent and am able to more around the kitchen and even sit at the table for an extended length of time.
I can ride three hours to the Cities without a severe amount of pain.
I can walk with my granddaughters around for a short amount of time, and it’s getting longer each time.
I can ALMOST ride my three-wheeler!
So, things ARE looking up and I have to stop thinking that the bad will never end.
I would like to thank you all for all your encouraging words and I promise that I will not complain, again, to you about my knee and will just give you GOOD updates.
It’s a beautiful, independent day here – you have a beautiful day!