I know. I’ve been quiet.
I know. I’ve been lazy.
But I have excuses of which most would say that I’ve had the perfect time to write blog pieces. Or not.
#1 excuse…I had surgery…knee replacement to be exact. An old, old skiing accident finally caught up with me. There was no choice. Had to be done. Ick.
#2 excuse…recovery time amounted to 6 weeks which meant sitting around feeling sorry for oneself because everyone else was out running around and then having to stop to take me to the doctor/physical therapy/doctor etc.
#3 excuse….intense physical therapy. I listened to the many, many friends who pounded their advise into my head…DO THE PT!!!!!!!
And so, now that I’m PT-free, recovery-free and almostdoctor-free, I can look back and see that it was good!
I learned I can’t take pain meds with narcotics. Just a sniff of them does horrible things to me. I’d make a terrible addict.
I learned that Big Boss is a terrific nurse!!! WHO KNEW?!!! Couldn’t have done it without him for sure!
I learned that no matter how crummy I felt and discouraged I got, I could walk into PT and always be encouraged…”I can’t believe how well your’e walking!” “You’re NOT using the walker anymore?!” “Your scar is beautiful!” I was a superstar!! I could win ANY Scar Beauty Contest! I rocked!!!
The PT Guy finally got a belly full of my attitude and said, “Your doctor said you’re doing great. Your chiropractor is amazed with your progress. And I say you’re way ahead of the healing schedule. Do you NOT believe any of us?!!!!” So…I just shut up. Finally.
And sweet potatoes to dig/cure.
Tipis to paint.
Trails to hike.