Sunday, January 22, 2012

Red ~White~Blue~ with a Star~!

Here I am couple weeks after surgery reading to my Ben. He is such a sweet boy and I missed seeing him. We are reading a true story about a bear who rode with his master on the Titanic and survived. cute story. 

 It's been along time since I have posted anything here.. On Dec. 27th I had total knee surgery.  OUCH~!  It hurts a lot, but the old saying is "No pain ~ no gain~!".. So here I am with a leg that hurts but at the end of this long road I'll be able to have a normal life and be able to walk on trails again and go geocaching and have fun with Ben.  Exercising twice a day and going to Physical Therapy 3 times a week, the ole knee is getting better.. Ice is my friend and pain pills.  Give it another month and hopefully this pain will go away and I have a good bend.. So far I have gotten it to bend 108 degrees...Have to have 116 to ride a bike..   Just being able to sit down at a movie theater or be on a plane where one can bend the knee when someone wants to get out of their seat would be good enough for me.   
Had 5 inches of snow on Friday and the bird feeder was full of Cardinal, Blue Jays and finches.. What a delight to watch.   I just love to see the bright red color of the Cardinals against the snow. 
This is Ben at his Christmas Program.. It was called The Littlest Tree.  Ben was one of the stars.. It was so cute and of course he was my star..  
At Christmas Ben got to come to our house. He helped us all open our gifts.. It was so fun to watch him open each gift and get so excited that you received a present. He is helping Pa Pa Dee Dee open his gift. Christmas is not Christmas without children present to spark the excitement into the air.   
Today ~ it's Sunday . Got up early and got my exercises done ~ got on the stationary bike for 10 minutes and now I'm icing my knee.. It always feels good after a work out to apply the ice. 
Now it's time for a nap. Hopefully I can continue writing in my blog , I get so tired so quick.  Have a Tiggeriffic Day~ta ta for now from Iowa:)

6 comments:

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Good to hear from you. Glad the surgery went alright. Hope that you have speedy healing so you can be out geocaching this spring!

Carolina Trekker said...

You did it! Enjoyed your blog today...the pictures of Ben are fun, especially the star. Hope you have a better week with less pain. We rode over Cold Mountin and Mt.Pisgah yesterday. We agreed we didn't have time, but we got curious and wanted to see the town of Brevard and before you knew it we were driving up and up and around and around. Dizzying.

Changes in the wind said...

So glad you are on the mend. Be faithful to your workout...it will make all the difference.

sawn48 said...

Wishing you a speedy recovery. Drink lots of Ensure. In my opinion,it's great for all that ails you.

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I am so glad you are doing okay! My fil had knee surgery! It made a world of difference for him.

Barbara said...

I am glad that you are recovering well after your knee surgery!