Friday, February 15, 2013

Sweet Recovery and some musical challenge time

Just checking in - the right knee replacement is complete and I am home.  So far so good.  Next week we will start with the in home PT and OT.  I actually think I have more staples in my leg this time and whoever the nice doctor was who put them in was totally anal retentive and OCD.  I'll have to get a photo of it for you.  It's like all in such a neat little row and they are so lined up.  Considering I walk around on a Sequoia strong leg I'm totally surprised and delighted at his attempt toward neatening me up.

While in the hospital I did get to listen to quite a few musical pieces for the music challenge.  Surprisingly I liked the Verdi piece - Il Trovatore.  It is loosely known as the anvil chorus.  It seemed appropriate in some way with what we do with hammers on anvils.  Maybe it's the holiday but El Amor Brujo seemed to stir me - it was spicy, but light.  I'm still trying to find a good cut of Orff's Carmina, and I'm giving myself to through the weekend to find it or cross it off my list.

What I didn't anticipate was finding that most of the music that seemed to loosen my mind were from a Romantic Era in style.  That was a shocker and totally not what I had in mind when starting this project.  But it's working it's magic and if that's what's going to happen then I'm going to fly with it.

Well, just checking in - all is well here, totally sore and painful but we are definitely on the mend.


Lela said...

I am so happy to hear from you & very happy to hear that all went well with the surgery.

That musical challenge sounds really interesting...I need to go read about it again.

rosebud101 said...

Glad to hear you are on the mend!!! Take care. See you for the music challenge!!!