It's been a while since I last wrote a blog. I just read my last one and am happy to post that I am much, much better. It has been three months since my total knee replacement surgery and I still am in therapy but not for long since medicare does set limits to how many therapy sessions one can have. Two week ago I wasn't making any progress in therapy so we switched my therapy to water therapy. The pool is small but it is delightfully warm. It is a salt water pool so there is not that annoying chlorine smell to put up with. Has it helped? Perhaps a little. It relaxes me and the therapist can then bend my knee but still not enough to meet her goal. I will be happy when the stiffness is gone but I am mostly pain free now.
After my last blog I realized one day that the pain pills were not for me. I had been taking two every four hours. It was no wonder that I was out of it! So I just decided one Friday morning that I would not take another pain pill. My daughter had warned me that I would have withdrawal and I sure did. It took two weeks for it to clear my system but it was worth it. Next time I will consult my doctor and get something to help get off pain pills. (Hopefully there won't be a next time).
I don't return to see the surgeon until February so I am hoping to have made lots of progress by then.
On another note....I have decided to start writing again. I have always wanted to write a book...but I am not going to start out with that....maybe some essays, blogging, and some short stories....but we will see. Right now I am reading a book titled "Everyday Writing" by Laurie Rozakis. It is a great motivation tool.
School is going great and I have increased my daily hours to six. It makes for a long day, but it is enjoyable and entertaining. I love the children and they encourage me to believe in a future for our country.
Enough for tonight. Sleep well.