Friday, August 24, 2012

Alive, Well, and just a little blurry.

Okey Dokey all you wonderful people in the blog world.  The knee surgery is 3 weeks completed and I start physical therapy outside the house next week.  Let it not be said that I'm not a glutton for medical punishment so while I'm working on this knee I scheduled cataracts removed from my eyes.  Yikes!  One eye down and one to go at the end of next month.  I'm looking at it this way - - - by the next Bead and Button I ought to be able to boot scoot up and down those aisles and with this newly acquired visual acuity I won't miss a single goody in any booth.

While nursing the knee I did a few Tila Beads in Elizabeth's pattern and tomorrow I'll get a photo of them.  Thank goodness for auto-focus right now.  The eye won't let me do any detail work easily but that too will resume in about a week.  YES! 

Anyhoo - I missed you all and it's great to be back - talk soon.


Sunday, August 5, 2012

Onward and Upward!

I thought I'd better check in before everyone wonders where I went.  July 30th was a total knee replacement fro the left knee.  Yikes, they grind bone - and give you lots of titanium with a plastic pad for cushioning.  At the moment I look like franken knee - I haven't counted the staples but there are a lot of them.  They are thorough and careful at Henry Ford Hospital.  I was hospitalized for two days after the surgery and had wonderful Nurses - Occupational Therapists - and Physical Therapists. And that doesn't even cover the doctor. 

This will have to be short - the pain keeps coming and I can't seem to concentrate to easily yet.  I'll get there and I'll start more regular posts as soon as I can.
This is what they put into my knee.