Hi there.....

So kind of you to stop by....I do enjoy the company.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Comments

I wonder how many bloggers check to see if there have been comments made regarding their blog.  I do and I usually put an acknowledgement that I have seen the comments.  So how many people check to see if the blogger has acknowledged the comments?  I know a few of you do 'cause I go back to check.  It's nice to know that there are people out there in the blue nowhere that actually take the time to read what you have to say.  Even if it's a somewhat controversial blog it's always interesting to view someone else's take on things and no one is going to come challenge you to a duel.  Blogging is a great way to vent.  Not everyone is going to agree with what you have to say.  If they did there might be some peace in the world but it would be dull.  Of course, there are some things I won't write about because well, just because.  I have pencil and paper for that and I can destroy what I write so it can't be seen.  The act of writing, however, has at least let me vent and that calms me down.
Y'all have a good day.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Progress

Progress has been slow.  While my knee has improved greatly, now my foot wants to bother me.  Ever since the therapist had me do an exercise involving standing on my left foot and tossing a ball against a soft surface then catching it as it bounces back the top of the arch of my left foot started to hurt.  Arrrrrrgh!  I have been putting Arnica on it and will be putting ice on it, maybe even see if I can use my TENS unit.  It's getting to be downright depressing! Meanwhile the pond (remember the pond?) has not gotten so that the pipe needs to be cleared.  However, now there are more lily pads than ever and stuff that never grew in it before is beginning to grow.  Nothing I can do about it now.  So frustrating!  Did I mention that patience is not one of my strong suits?  Guess I'll just have to grin (grimace) and bear it.
Y'all have a productive day for me.

Monday, July 13, 2015

Where Have All The Bloggers Gone?

It used to be that I could connect with about a dozen people every morning through their blogs.  Now it's down to 3 maybe 4.  One I know passed away and another may have.  Have they gone to another site?  Facebook?  I may just see if that's the case this morning.  I happen to like this site because I can vent without worrying about people going ballistic publicly.  I like reading my daughter's blog and the few others that continue to post here.  I don't always leave a comment, but then I know I don't have to.  And when I do leave one at least I won't be lambasted, mostly because I agree with a lot of what's being written.
I think it's important to have a place where one can put one's thoughts, vents, anger, sadness, etc.  I know it helps me.  Sometimes, when I just want to lash out or break something, putting how I feel in words helps soften the sometimes gut reaction.  I don't write often because I often can't find the right words.
If you know of some interesting people who you think I might enjoy connecting with let me know.  (yeah, yeah, not proper grammar).  Otherwise, have a GOOD day.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Back on my feet....sort of

Yesterday was the first day of therapy.  I've been given a series of exercises to do at home, some of which I have already started doing.  While I try to walk without help I do depend on one crutch in certain situations, particularly going up and down stairs.  I still sit a lot, which is frustrating, because my house is beginning to get so dusty, etc. that you could write a novel on the mantel piece.  Oh well, I'll get to it one of these days.


My friend DeeDee continues to spoil me with baked goodies.  This time it's chocolate banana bread.  Interesting taste.  I think she's trying to help me put back the 20 pounds I lost.  I've lost a lot of muscle mass, too, and not just in my legs.  My arms look like  skinny chicken legs with lots of wrinkles.  Time to get out the weights.  My appetite is coming back but I still prefer light foods and fruits.  My friend B is coming over tonight and she's bringing pizza.  I think I'll enjoy that.  And her company, of course.


This break has taken more out of me than I ever imagined.  Just goes to show that age does have its drawbacks.  I hate the thought that I just can't do what I used to.  I'll be working hard to get back the strength I used to have and then some, if possible.  I don't want to go through anything like this again.


Y'all have a really good day and enjoy it.

Friday, July 3, 2015

It's Slow Going

I'm getting there slow but sure.  I can now feed the kittehs and clean their litter box.  I'll be doing that also for a friend who's travelling with my daughter.  With the exercises I've been given to do and therapy which starts on Tuesday I should be fully mobile soon.  It feels like it's been a long haul but, I guess, in the grand scheme of things it could have been worse. 

Sunday, June 28, 2015

I'm finally, finally, back up on crutches after surgery.  If you ever have the choice of letting bone heal itself slowly or having glue put in,...let it heal naturally.  The other option may be a mite quicker, but a lot more painful.  My friends know I have a high tolerance for pain but this.....on a pain scale of 1 - 10 it's a 15 at best.  The Hydrocodone made it worse.  It didn't help ease the pain and also screwed up my head.  After taking two of them, as directed, I switched to the Tramadol once they wore off..  It isn't as potent as hydrocodone but it helped with the pain, let me sleep and is non-narcotic.  Why is it so painful you might ask.  Well, it's because the good Dr. drills into the bone to place the glue.  Then he might have to chase after errant globules of the stuff so it doesn't harden where it isn't supposed to.  At any rate, I'm back on the road to walking with the help of exercise and therapy starting tomorrow.  It's been a long road and I hope to never have to travel it again.  If there is a next time I'll let the body heal itself instead of trying to take a short cut.
As a side note....you find out who your friends really are, especially if, like me, you live alone.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Surgery

Tomorrow is the big day.  The good Dr. is going to drill into my knee and put bone glue where the break is.  He told me that I may curse him for a few days while the glue hardens, or I may not.  Some people take longer than others to heal.  I'm hoping it's the I may not and start getting around without crutches SOON.  The muscles, particularly in my left shoulder, are telling me they aren't happy.  I reckon that if I had to get around on sticks longer they'd adjust.  I've gotten pretty antsy, particularly this week.  It's been over a month since I first broke the bone and sitting around the house is definitely not my cup of tea.  There is lots that needs to be done around here.  I'm lucky to have a friend that loves to play in the dirt.  Thanks to her my veggie garden is showing signs of maturing. 
Don't know how long it'll be before I give a progress report (if you really need one).  Meanwhile I'd appreciate any healing vibes you send this way.