On 1/29 I will be going into the hospital to have my right knee replaced because I have degenerative arthritis. That means that I have no cartilage in my knees, and some other joints, and it's bone on bone right now. I wish I could say I wore it out doing something exciting like skiing or sky-diving but no, just poor genetics I suppose. I will be in the hospital a couple of days and then home to recover. After I recover from that, I will have to have my left knee replaced. Fun, fun! But, I look forward to being able to walk again without massive amounts of medication and lots of tears afterwards. Thank you so much to everyone who is sending me prayers and good wishes. It means the world to me! I am so grateful for all the friends I have made here. THANK YOU!!!!
2/19-I've been home for awhile now but have had home healthcare coming by every day to do physical therapy, or a nurse to check my wound etc. I'm now discharged from home healthcare and have to start outpatient physical therapy. I am walking. They had me walking the day after surgery at the hospital! But it's not perfect or easy and I use a cane. The right side of my leg is still kind of numb where the nerves haven't grown back together yet. I can't sleep more than an hour or two at a time without my knee going into spasm so I'm exhausted. Just getting dressed is a monumental event and wears me out. I won't be back full time yet because I can't bend my knee enough to sit very long either but I'm working on it every day. I just wanted to thank everyone for all they have done for me. I am SO blessed to have you all in my life. I'm beyond happy I found all the wonderful people here on Gaia. You're just the BEST! Your love, support, and kindness helps keep me going every day.
Thank you so much to all my wonderful friends who have sent me presents and wished me a happy birthday. It means more to me than you will ever know. Real life has been kind of a bummer today so I am so grateful to have so many caring people in my life. Love and hugs to everybody!