Monday, February 06, 2012

When is my birthday? It was yesterday~!

B en is into posing now for his pictures.. He poses and then he wants to see what the picture looks like.. Thanks goodness for digital camera.Silly boy.
      Went to the Dr. today that did my surgery for my total knee replacement. The nurses always ask you when is your birthday? I got to say "It was yesterday"~!  She  looked at me and said "OH~! Happy Birthday~!.. Yes ~I get to be 68 this year.. She said I like that ~ you get to be 68.. I told her I was actually 1/2 way to 136.  I love my birthday and it's a great day to celebrate life..
     Dr. Munjal was very happy with the results of my knee.. I now have 113 bend and my straightness is at a 7.. must go to 0 in order to be a good straight.  I went to Physical Therapy after the Dr.'s visit.. Oh man, what a work out that was, my muscles were shaking..  I go back on Wednesday and hopefully I can get my bend better and the straightness.. It's a lot of work.. Seems like that is all I get done, exercise-exercise-exercise.. Stretch-bend-ride on the bike and go 1/2 way and go 1/2 way the other way since I can't make it go all the way around.. It's coming slowly but surely and with time and patience I'll have all this pain behind me.. It will come it just takes time.
         The Dr. said I can drive the car now.. Ya-Hoo~!  So I drove the car after my visit with him.. It's been 6 weeks..   When Dave and I got home today we had lunch and I took a 2 hour nap.. then I rode the bike for awhile and stretched the back of my leg..
Having lots of pain in my hip right now, I'm sure it's not liking all this stretching and bending.. Too bad. 
        My friend Holly had a Super Bowl Party yesterday afternoon.  There were a lot of people there and we had so much fun... The women were in the family room playing board games. Men were in the TV room and watched the game.. It was great to be out of the house and be around people again.. Most of these people go to our church and they gave me lots of cards and flowers..  It was a great time.. 
     Time for bed ~ Have a Tiggeriffic Day and ta ta for now from Iowa:)
       

5 comments:

rex22lbs said...

What a silly boy. Glad to hear your Dr's appointment went well and your back to driving. Enjoy your day!!

Changes in the wind said...

Freedom....being able to drive again:) Glad you are doing so well.

sawn48 said...

Glad to hear your knee experience is going well. I hear so many surgery cases,in general, that do not, it makes one afraid to take the chance on any kind of surgery.I just had my 64th birthday, and it's just a number and another day. I don't feel 64 at all. I hope I continue to feel this way about age, through many more birthdays. Happy Belated Birthday!

Lap Dog Knits said...

Happy Birthday....it's all good, no matter what the number.

With age comes wisdom - at least that's what I'm counting on.

Hope you had cake & candles!!!

Laura~peach~ said...

happy late birthday glad the knee is coming along... love bens posing and bradley does that too thank goodness for digital!!!