Last Friday I had knee number two replaced. Just looking at my knee makes me pause because it is so swollen. I have been doing physical therapy already and those therapists are a God send. Therapy is like labor pains of the knee and I just have to keep thinking of the end result,not that I haven’t had my epideral yet. I do better if I don’t look at this flesh zipper on my leg but I have never been able to stop myself from staring at things that are kind of creepy. Yesterday the therapist told me it was still weeping a little while I thought it felt like it was wailing at a funeral. This knee looks like a bad horror movie prop but I know in the long run I am finally going to walk,ride bike,and play on the floor pain free with my grandkids so it is all worth it. I can’t wait to get the staples out tomorrow because I remember from last time it didn’t feel so tight after they were out. Please think good thoughts for me though as I remember it was very painful.
This surgery was way different than my first one and I am so glad. Last time I had no recollection of my hospital stay until the night before I went home. This time I remember every moment.They used a different knock you out cocktail on me and even though I woke up once during surgery I was in my right mind the whole time.It was weird hearing the noise of something power toolish sounding being used on me but not once did I think Tim the Tool Man was doing the job and I went right back to sleep when the handsome guy by my head told me I was doing great. I think it might have been Sully that guy from Doctor Quinn Medicine Woman.
One thing I worry about now that both knees are done is that people are going to think I have those nylons from the fifties on and my seams are crooked. That’s the problem with surgery,it always leaves a scar and I have many. I have the two bionic knees and one bionic ball and socket in my right shoulder with a rod going down my right arm. Car accident you ask,no, I was thrown off a run away lawnmower. A freak accident with the upper body but not the knees,they just wore out. Both knees were bone on bone and you know what happens when you rub to sticks together.I think I might have been a fire hazard.
This summer is going to be great. I am going to swim and ride bike. I am going to work and be able to stand all day if I want. Little Landyn will limp around and say I walking like Nana used to walk not I walking like Nana.
My stepsister Kim told me my left leg looked like liver sausage,delicious. Wonder what she will get hungry for when she sees this. Truth be told I have no appetite after looking at that work of wonder. It could be a good diet aid for me. Maybe I should hang a picture of it on the pantry door. You never know I could start something like eye association dieting. I could help over weight people all over the world with just a magnetic picture hanging on the refrigerator. Maybe not though, I do have metal in me and metal and magnets do attract. All I need is something pulling me toward the ice cream.
I can’t end without telling you how much I appreciate some of the people in my family.Hungarian Work Horse you are the best husband in the world and Brooke thank you so much for staying with Dad while I was in the operating room. He worries so and I know you kept him sane. I love you both very much.Also my Mom and my sister Linda for coming to see me in the hospital. I know that no matter what I mean something to them and know that they are precious to me. Linette my sister has helped so much by making me laugh when we talk on the phone. She always does that for me. I raised her well. Thanks Lori for the spring flowers on a snowy day. It reminds of the days to come. To all the people that took the time to call and come see me it will not be forgotten. Ev thanks for telling me about the reenactment of Survivor at work,you are like a sister to me. Danielle and Tristan thank you for bringing beautiful baby Ava over to see me on the day I came home.It was wonderful to see that little miracle and have her smile for me.For real people this little new born smiles ALL the time.Probably dreaming of Aunt Liz rocking her every chance that comes around.
I got to shut this thing down because pastor called and he is coming over. Don’t worry it’s not for last rights or anything. He is just nice like that. Blessings everyone.