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!


ms.cheryl said...

Dale, Glad you are s;owly mending. My knee surgery was Jan 19th and today the thought crossed my mind at the grocery store" This is my best day so far". I go back to work in July. My dr. also said it would take about a year for all of the healing and the quad strength to return. Who knew? ms.cheryl

suzeeez said...

I love your mermaid's adorable and beautiful!
:o) Sue

Such a Wondrous Place this Faery Space said...

Healing blessings...
I think you are probably right about your instincts. For now, try a saltwater bath and dream of the sea taking away your swelling and I send you wishes. Blessings Amy


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