Wednesday, November 11, 2015

I'm Hanging in There....

I'm not a patient person, I like to be able to do for myself and I need to be able to move.  I know I need to give myself time.....that's easier said than done. 

As many of you are aware, I needed to have a little surgery.  This summer while I was doctoring for my back and hips they found that I was growing a little something extra in my right knee....a 3 inch diameter tumor which was called "Pigmented Villonodular Synovitis", fairly rare with only about 600 treated in the US a year. They also thought they could help me with the arthritis in that knee as it was all right behind the kneecap.  On Friday, November 6th they removed the mass and gave me a new kneecap.  Everything went well and from the broad smile on my surgeons face he was very pleased with his work, from my perspective it hurts a little bit and I get to reserve judgment as for how long it takes to bounce back.  I was discharged on Saturday, November 7th and after an ambulance ride back to the hospital because my drainage hole decided to gush, I am doing well.

For awhile I will be restricted to the second floor and our wonderful master bedroom.  This has been my view for several days now, thank goodness that Kristin picked up a pair of Wendy Richardson's ( hand-dyed bamboo socks for me to wear.  Just seeing them makes me smile and look how color coordinated I am.
Here is a glimpse at what I have surrounded myself with, hoping that I will have the desire to pick something up and do, versus just looking at the back of my eyelids.  I understand that's important too, but.....

Here's my cuddle pup, the other dog comes and goes as she guards me....
 This hopefully will be gone after my therapy on Friday, she would have taken it away on Tuesday had I known exactly where my cane was.  Think she felt I was leaning too heavily on it.
This is where I aspire to walk to, freely sit for longer than 2 minutes so I can enjoy what is in the basket and bag.  As I pull things out I will show them off, talk about how I'm planning to use them, or show you what I am doing with each.  Some are new things I bought during "shopping therapy" in Houston this fall, others are things I haven't been able to get too.....I'm hoping....that motivation comes my way.

Thank you all for your well wishes.

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