Pain has been my nemesis throughout my bilateral knee replacement recovery. Especially weather-induced pain. If you've read any of my previous knee-replacement blog posts, you'll know that every change in the weather (especially big rain fronts) has caused extra pain for me. Several clear, sunny days in a row have been heaven. On those days … Continue reading Double Knee Replacement: Breakthrough!!
Finally, a breakthrough! I could have written that last week, but my superstitious side didn't want to jinx the progress. And my logical side said to wait to be sure it was lasting. So far I'm not jinxed and the breakthrough does seem to be lasting. I'm at nine weeks and a few days after … Continue reading Double Knee Replacement: 9 weeks out
I'm going to be honest. I didn't know that this double knee replacement would be quite this tough. When I was planning it, I thought about my other surgeries. I had a lumpectomy to remove a breast cancer tumor, and just this spring I had a hysterectomy. In both cases, pain meds controlled the pain … Continue reading Double Knee Replacement: 5 weeks out
Less than a week ago, I drove about two hours into Tennessee to experience the Great American Solar Eclipse in the path of totality . I had seen partial eclipses before, watched the moon take bigger and bigger bites out of the sun. I had made pinhole viewers and taken high school classes outside to … Continue reading Eclipse totality: Beyond
I'll give the quick update first. If you read my post last week, you know I was seeing an orthopedist about my knees, anticipating that he'd say I need replacement of both knees. And that's what happened. I'm scheduled for double knee replacement - that's right, both at the same time - in the middle … Continue reading Knee Replacement: How was I so unaware?
You might read this title and think of the old adage, "A watched pot never boils." But that's not my topic, though it is turning out to be true during this couple of weeks. You see, I'm having to boil water for drinking and cooking because of E. coli in some of our area's water … Continue reading Mindfulness and boiling water