I really can't believe how fast the time is going by. 20 more days until the knee surgery. Things have been going smoothly so far. I had some blood work and urine analysis done. Once my family physician gets the results and gives his o.k. and the insurance gives their o.k. then we'll all be o.k.!!
In answer to Linda's question, yes Jake will have 15 paid days off. If that's not enough time we'll work something else out. It will be tricky and painful for awhile but I'm pretty sure all will be fine. And I'm not afraid of pain meds especially before physical therapy.
Oh and here is a bit of exciting news. My daughter Ginny, is coming home from North Carolina for a weekend in August after the surgery. Pain or no pain, she will be a sight for sore eyes and knees!!!
In the meantime I've been keeping very busy. My Katie hasn't been feeling well again. She will see her ENT doctor tomorrow but he has also referred her to a Neurologist for her reoccurring migraines.
Now I am just hoping that this is hormonal. Also my husband used to get them a lot when he was her age as well. I'm trying not to worry yet. Jake will have to take her to the neurologist as I will still be in the hospital. In the meantime prayers would come in handy here.
I've also been sewing a lot lately. Well when I can fit it in. I bought a laundry bag from Argentina, supposedly, from the thrift store along with a belt and some corduroy.
I wanted to make a bag for my laptop which has a 17 inch screen.
So I made the bag to fit my computer!!
I used corduroy for the lining and added a little pocket inside.
I thought it came out pretty well. I had also made a little, well I don't know what you'd call it but Katie grabbed it up right away!!
You can keep little things in it.
And this one I already posted a photo of but I have since added a zipper with a beaded zipper pull. And a ribbon handle. This one is for Ginny, I really love this one the best.
I already have two more requests and would like to make myself a pretty little bag to take to the hospital to keep small things in.
I've also been doing my post-op leg exercises as suggested in the joint replacement class along with riding my stationary bike 2 miles a day. The handlebars move back and forth on it so I can work on my arm strength as well as I will need that for the walker.
I don't really know how I will feel while in the hospital but they do have wireless internet there so I am going to try and post if I can. Of coarse this is all dependent on how I feel and how busy they keep me while there. But I have already taken a "before" photo of my knees and will post an after as well.
Now you may or may not want to see that so I will try and warn you when I do. That is, IF I am in my right mind at the time!!
But my ultimate goal with this is to inform and educate about this surgery as it is quite common anymore. I would not be surprised at all if one day one of my followers may need it done.
But now I just wait. Wait and prepare. There are things that will need to be changed in the house. Like a place to keep the dogs when I am up and about. And moving my clothes and bedding downstairs.
Also putting handrails up in places where there should be handrails and there aren't any.
Preparation. Anticipation. A little bit of worry. But mostly, I'm still excited! We will see how excited I sound "after" I get home!!
That's it for tonight everyone.
Oh and to my friend Jackie, don't worry, I was and am going to call you!!! I miss you, Love Di ♥