Thursday, August 27, 2015


These are my latest addition to my flower collection.  Aren't they cool?

Two out-patient therapies under my belt.  I climbed stairs for two minutes using my "bad" leg first.  I rode a recumbent bike for 10 minutes.  I am a little sore right now, Tylenol here we come!

BTW, I would like to get a recumbent bike for me to ride (therapist's suggestion).  Anybody know of a cheap or free one that I can buy, borrow or steal?

Friday, August 21, 2015


Who wants to see my new knee?  I hope it isn't too gross for you.  It is amazing what they can do these days.

Front (maybe back view)

Side view (still swollen)

I'm getting better every day! 

Saturday, August 15, 2015


I will not put up the gory pictures, but just some of the steps I went through.  First I had to mark the leg that was to receive the surgery.  So, "X" marks the spot.  "CS" is my surgeon.  He marked the spot.

This paper gown had heat that I could regulate myself, which was good because the room was 58*.

Post surgery, first meal, tasted awful.  I was so nauseous.

What Dad did while I slept!

My first visitors, Pastor & Mary, such fun people.

Another fun visitor (including "Brown Bear")

Pastor & Mary brought me a bucket of goodies.  I call the Reese's pieces my vitamins.  Yum!

Flowers from Luke's family - gorgeous!

New leg because of foot drop.  One therapy with this and the drop was gone!  PTL!

My view from my window that I didn't see until we were being discharged.  It is hard to see out the window when you are lying down.

Flowers from my Boo, plus smoothies, dinner and company!  Thanks so much!

The pain is almost gone.  I had several days with no pain (I think the nerve blocker was still in force though).  The nauseousness is gone as well (YAY!).  I am eating better, food mostly tastes good which is a huge change from a few days ago.

Thanks to all who were praying for the surgery.  I am so glad I can walk pain free.

If anyone wants to see the gory pictures, I have them.  Just didn't want to scare you all off!

Sunday, August 02, 2015


Ten kids, and a few leaders and the Mission Trip is under way.  Please pray for the kids and their leaders.  Elyse isn't in the picture because she is with Emily, Grace & Ava at a play in GR.  We will take her up later tonight.

And the other piece of news?  It's official...woo-hoo!  Anyone want to go shopping?