Wednesday, May 27, 2009

I've been doing some digi work, making jewelry for Paper Cowgirl and reclaimimg my life one careful step at a time. My knee is better, though far from healed. Sleep is still difficult and I am walking very carefully and using one crutch or a cane. But I feel better and am beginning to see a light at the end of the tunnel.
My boys get out of school on June 5th. Hooray for summer! I am ready for the pool and the deliciously slower pace of life around my house for the next 3 months.
I LOVE sunshine!!!

Friday, May 22, 2009

May is flying by! I am slowly reclaiming my life as my knee heals and I regain strength.
A patella fracture is a complicated injury and takes longer to heal than a broken bone that is not part of one of the major weight bearing joints of your body. Some people seem surprised that I am not completely healed by now. Well, it is a long recovery from this. Muscles have to be retrained. My quads are shot. I still have so much swelling and my surgeon tells me that this will take a year to dissipate. I am not able to drive yet and am still using a crutch, but I am making steady progress.
I think what I truly need is the healing warm water of the Caribbean! The photo above is of Cayo Espanto, a private island resort in Belize. It looks like a bit of heaven on earth to me. I guess I need to get rid of all crutches, canes, etc before I try to walk on the beach. Now that is incentive!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

dreams of flight

I love my life. My family is my heart's treasure. My home reflects the things I love. I am blessed with dear, caring friends. And I have time for art and writing, two of my great loves...
Still, there are times when I dream of flight. After these long months of health issues, I sometimes find myself contemplating escape... not from my life, but to a place of calm and good health. I am wingless, so I will continue on my more traditional route that requires patience
and effort on part. Today the sun has returned and brought with it a generous measure of joy and hope.
I hope your day is filled with light and smiles.

Monday, May 11, 2009

It is a grey, stormy Monday. Doesn't feel much like May.
Despite the gloominess of the dayI am trying to be cheerful
and get some things done. I have lots of digi work to finish.
My knee is improving, though not as rapidly as I'd like.
I might need to find a giant wren
and train it to fly me around. What do think?

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

paying the piper

So yesterday my orthopedic surgeon pared me dowm to 1 crutch and no brace.
In my jubilation, I overdid it and had a pretty lousy evening and night. Today I
have lazed around in an attempt to reduce the swelling and pain in my knee.
Ah, well... a little setback, but I know I am making progress.
I must be patient... MUST BE PATIENT!!!!
It is gloomy here, storms approaching. I hate thunderstorms and I super-hate
tornato watches!!!
I worked on digital orders today and watched "Cash Cab". Tonight is "Deadliest Catch"!!
Can't wait! It is the closest thing to going on a cruise I can manage right now.
Hope your Tuesday was pleasant!

Monday, May 04, 2009

woo hoo!

Hooray! Today I had an appointment with my orthopedic surgeon. X-rays show that my
kneecap is healing nicely. And I am down to ONE CRUTCH and NO BRACE!
~~~~~OH, JOY!!~~~~~
I feel like I have wings! That evil brace was trying to EAT my leg! I think I want
to burn it! No wait... it was $750. Maybe I need to put it on Ebay!!! LOL!
Kate and I went to Olive Garden to celebrate with breadsticks and salad!
I feel like I am finally getting better!! AT LAST!! Yippee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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