Still alive, and working on the kicking part! This has not been at all easy. My body has demonstrated some quirks after surgery that only happen in about 10% of people who have major surgery, and I've had to go in for weekly blood tests because of it. Hopefully tomorrow's blood draw will show improvement. I need to get off of a couple more medications, and maybe then I will be able to begin to get back to normal activities.
As for the knee, the people at Physical Therapy are very pleased with my progress. I'm having a hard time being patient enough to realize that my knee is getting better. It is very, very stiff, I don't have anywhere near normal range of motion yet, and walking normally takes a huge amount of concentration and it is certainly NOT pain free. I've been told that by 4 weeks I would be so glad I'd had this surgery, but those thoughts have not entered my mind yet. Nights tend to be long and I cannot get very comfortable. It takes a lot of Tylenol PM and ice packs to get me through.
Any of you have more experience with this than me? I'd like to know how long it took before you started feeling strong again. I'm waiting for that moment. In the meantime, my attitude seems to go downhill rapidly if I don't feel like I am making daily progress. I really have to work on that. I am going to try to start up the bread machine this afternoon. The aroma of fresh baked bread has to perk me up a bit, don't you think?
The weather here has been fiercely hot, with 105 degrees (Fahrenheit for my foreign readers) expected tomorrow. I cannot get outside now, even if I felt like it due to the overwhelming heat. So I'm looking forward to September, being finished with the book manuscript, cooler weather, ability to walk unaided and comfortably, and to the birth of our first grandson who is due to arrive sometime around the end of September.