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Not every day has to be a good day!
Monday, April 03, 2017      9 comments

Today marks 2 weeks. Two weeks ago I mustered up all my courage and had the surgery I never wanted to have. My wonderful family, friends, and especially my spark friends have been with me each and every day since. Some days have been more cha... Read more
Success in the smallest of places
Sunday, April 02, 2017      10 comments

"Never forget to look for blessing -- even the smallest of joys can brighten the worst of days." - Anonymous Years ago (probably 2009 the year I lost my job)for Christmas my son Colin bought me a book, 'The Rainy Day Book; Pick me Ups for ... Read more
10 Day Check-in with the Doctor
Saturday, April 01, 2017      12 comments

I saw Dr. Pui yesterday afternoon. The bandages have been taken off and just a few tape strips have been put over my stitches. Apparently, they will dissolve on their own eventually. I can't take a bath (like I could get into OR out of a bath... Read more
I've Graduated!
Friday, March 31, 2017      17 comments

emoticon Yup! Yesterday at Physical Therapy I went from the walker to the quad cane! Looks like I may be ... Read more
Physical Therapy Today
Thursday, March 30, 2017      15 comments

and I'm ready! We had a fun day with the boys yesterday, Tom mostly corralled their energy in the family room with the Smurfs (why do kids like them so much?) while I visited with Crystal. Lunch was lovely with 2 more meals frozen for late... Read more
The Grandsons are coming, The Grandsons are coming.....
Wednesday, March 29, 2017      14 comments

These two charming smiley little boys are coming today to bring a bit of excitement into my day. And believe me, it will be exciting. They blow in... Read more
Pain Pills, Blood Clots and other things
Tuesday, March 28, 2017      17 comments

This morning was yet another rough morning. The pain pills take away enough of the pain to help me sleep off and on during the night but every time I get up to go to the bathroom, which is a lot, I have serious stiffness and pain in my right le... Read more
One week down!
Monday, March 27, 2017      15 comments

Exactly one week before right now Tom was loading up my things to take me to the hospital. How much things can change in one week! My hospital experience couldn't have been better and for that I am truly grateful. Every staff person at Me... Read more
Things that bring me comfort
Sunday, March 26, 2017      19 comments

One might think this is a blog about comfort foods - but food doesn't really bring me comfort. I enjoy a hamburger now and then, macaroni and cheese and even a tasty beef stew. But when I am troubled or hurting, I rarely reach for food. L... Read more
Grandchildren are the greatest!
Saturday, March 25, 2017      13 comments

I received two of the very BEST get well cards in the mail yesterday - home made from my granddaughter Faith (10) and grandson Reese (6) who live in Roanoke. Little Jamey (4 on April 4th) is not quite old enough. These cards were so specia... Read more
Who knew a shower would be so much work.....
Friday, March 24, 2017      10 comments

or feel so good! Showering was today's challenge and I got through it just fine! Let me first say how thankful I am that I bought the shower chair. It is a simple little platform that you set inside the tub about where the shower head is poin... Read more
Outpatient Physical Therapy - Day 1
Thursday, March 23, 2017      16 comments

Today I saw Jerusha - my physical therapist. It was nice to see her again and know that she has my best interest at heart. It was a rough evening. A lot of pain and not too much sleep. Tom made up the bed in my Family Room for me to slee... Read more
I'm home!!!
Wednesday, March 22, 2017      16 comments

And I have never been so happy to be here. We arrived about 1:00 p.m. Tom got out to get my walker and he opened the door to the house - where Daisy was waiting. She had to be kenneled so he could get me inside - poor little thing was whimper... Read more
Day after surgert
Tuesday, March 21, 2017      26 comments

I have a new Knee! Hooray!!! Right now I am waiting for lunch and General Hospital. Everyone here has been so kind and helpful. My overnight nurse was the greatest. I am still in a lot of pain but I had one hour of Occupational and physic... Read more
I am as ready as I can be
Saturday, March 18, 2017      20 comments

Two more days until the big day. I have done everything that needs to be done, and have left a few things for later. On Thursday we went to the knee replacement class. I have really mixed feelings about that one. While it did answer some... Read more

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