They say that time flies. So true isn't it?
It's hard for even me to believe but it's been one year since I've had my knees replaced.
I went for my one year check-up with ex-rays. The bones have healed very well. This is what my knees looked like shortly after the surgery.
I know right? Pretty gross!
And here I am today. As you can see, no more swelling, no more staples, and most importantly,
no more pain!
My scars are fading, slowly. But it doesn't bother me at all. I wear them with pride. I went through a lot to get this far!
I told my surgeon that it now feels as if I never had arthritis and my knees feel like just that,
my knees. They don't feel mechanical at all.
I don't have to see him again for two years. How amazing is that?
I sort of get a kick out of people that will say "Can you do that with your knees?", because I can do more with my knees now than I could before I had them replaced!
It's a good feeling. I am grateful that this technology was available to me. I am grateful that my husband worked so hard to afford this for me.
My oldest daughter, Ginny, is flying in from Raleigh on Friday. We are all going to the Hot Air Balloon Festival in our neighboring town, this weekend. I will tell you this much. Had I not had my knees replaced last year, I would have had to use a wheelchair or simply not gone. I haven't been to the annual festival in years so I am looking forward to seeing all of the beautiful balloons while
I will miss my mom. She used to love going to the festival. But I'm sure she will be walking right along side of me if only in spirit.
Happy Anniversary to me!!!