Just back from my first post op check-up. Those ugly staples have been removed. Not the most pleasant experience of my life, but oh well. I have 5 weeks to get my knee to bend to at least 90 degrees otherwise it's back in and open it up again to manipulate the joint. I'll be working hard with my PT to achieve that goal. The thought of another surgery is enough to get me moving.
I've been stitching this past week and have three more embroidery blocks done, but am unable to get into the sewing room to get them pressed, so you'll have to bear with me a little longer, until I feel more stable on my feet.
I'm looking forward to the day when I can once again sleep in my bed, this sleeping in a recliner is wearing a little thin.
Hope you're all having a productive week.
Two days after surgery and I'm home in the comfort of my own surroundings. They tell me the surgery went very well. Replaced the knee and turned the bone so it would be straight. I now have approx 20 metal staples running down the front of my leg.
They had me up on Saturday walking and today before I came home they removed the bulky dressing and replaced it with gauze strips, and the wonderful fashion statement of white support hose.
Thank you for your kinds words of encouragement and prayers.
Now I have the long hard stretch ahead of me with physical therapy, but it won't be too long and the pain and hard work will just be a distant memory.
Thank you for the lovely comments on my previous post, my apologies for not replying. I've been busy getting things ready in preparation for my surgery.
Tayla celebrated her second birthday two weeks ago. We had a great afternoon at the Oklahoma City Zoo.
I love this photo of her and her mummy.
I've managed to finish another block in the mystery quilt, and have made a start on the third.
The tree trunk took forever to get finished. The bird buttons will be stitched on once the quilting is done.
On the weekend I finished up a parcel for Jenna.
A request for an apron was the beginning of it all.
So I decided to add a fun table runner and two place mats.
The apron was extremely quick and easy to get done.
Add a couple of pot mitts.
And a trivet.
And call it finished. Love the way the center star ended up.
So with all that done I can relax and work on my hand work that I have prepared in the upcoming weeks.
Surgery is scheduled for Friday and I'm hoping I'll be home by Sunday afternoon. I make a terrible patient. Please keep the day in your thoughts and prayers for a successful outcome, I have a few challenges with extreme allergic reactions to all the medications they plan on giving me.