Saturday, July 18, 2009

Is it really July 18th?

Life has been slow here. The most excitement I have is getting from the bedroom to the living room without help. Dependent on others 24/7 is not the norm for me. I know with time this will change, but for now I am thankful for family, neighbors, and friends willing to assist with my recovery. Just over a week since surgery. If progress is similar to the past week, I hope to be using only a crutch by next weekend.

July 18th. First Anniversary for Jen and Jerod. Can't believe a year has gone by. Check out their blog, Jewel of the Prairie to see some photos from their wedding last year. Luckily they have moved closer to us, and I am fortunate that Jen will be able to assist me for the next few days.

Finally, another ray of happiness during the turmoil. Haven't met him yet, but have a new granddog named Max. Check out the photos. Hope he is as nice as he seems to be.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

On the road to recovery

Came home at 2pm this afternoon. Took more prep than I ever expected. Jim and Kevin have been quite cooperative. After asking Kevin to help me move my leg for the fourth time, I think he realized how little I can do.

Day, by day. Start physical therapy in the morning. Wish me luck!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

A better life

Looking forward to my knee replacement surgery tomorrow. Nearly five years since I first realized that things were taking a turn for the worse. The day is finally here, and I can't wait to be able to play with my grandkids, and do more things with Jim and my family. So if you don't hear from me for a few days, that is why. I am going in for a better life.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Veggie Tales

Bob the Tomato (aka Kevin), Larry the Cucumber (aka Haley), and Jr. Asparagas (aka Lucas) at our neighborhood parade this morning.