Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Today was my 3 week checkup for my knee surgery. I am still not 100%....and it is not likely that I ever will be. Because of my arthritis and joint problems...this may be about as good as it gets. He asked me if I wanted to go to Physical Therapy but I really can't afford it. I found some "on line" exercises for knee surgeries like I had and I think I will start those tomorrow. Living in a home with stairs, I think, gives me enough therapy..but I could be wrong. The Dr. did say that it should continue to get better...so I hope he is right. In the mean time I have found that Aleve is a very big help. I have found myself experiencing... just a little bit... of what it must be like to have a handicap....and I can see that it must be very frustrating. There are a lot of things that I just can't do yet. Like bend down on my knees and pull weeds or do some of the pool maintenance....I just have to watch it being unkempt... until I can get someone to help me. On the other hand...I thoroughly enjoy just sitting around and knitting and reading and napping. I have gained another 10 lbs though...so I need a miracle to get all of this fat off of my body Dieting and exercise have failed me in the past...so I am hoping for a miracle of some kind.
My knitted shawl has been frogged 3 times because I was not reading the chart right. I am now putting it on hold until May when I take a class at our yarn shop on Mondays. We will be working on a similar pattern and after I complete that...I am confident that I can complete the one I started. I really do think I could just sit and knit for the rest of my life. My unfinished quilts are calling my name also. Poor things.....someday...someday.