Thursday, October 6, 2011

checking in

Hey there vast readership! It is slow going this recovering from total knee replacement surgery.
Getting around on crutches is slow. Taking the big time pain meds messes you up, but so necessary after such a big/invasive surgery.
I can bend the knee 77 degrees. Big whoop, I know but that was up from 68 degrees.
They actually take a measuring gizmo to document the progress.
At this point having a successful poop w the pain meds onboard messing up the system is a big accomplishment.

Meanwhile I see Pain & Christie are out & Bachmann called North Dakota "a nation"

"Someone told me that last year that North Dakota was the only nation that actually was running a surplus. And it's because they're utilizing their natural energy resources," Bachmann added.
The congresswoman calling North Dakota a "nation" was clearly misspeaking. But more glaring: North Dakota was one of four states to run a surplus last year.

Poop, politics.... it's all related. 

Anyway... I'm in the wings, clunking along in the recovery phase. 


Christopher said...

Hang in there. I know it's a slow climb but you've past the worst part and you're on the mend!

Soon, you'll be walking around the Malls shopping for Christmas just like new!

nonnie9999 said...

yay for poop! now, hurry up and heal, knee!

D.K. Raed said...

poop and politics are definitely related. maybe we need a national pain med to help us all endure it (mfr'd in the North Dakota nation, so it'd be just another export for us to import).

good to hear you are getting more bendy ea day!

Fran said...

Hi Christopher~ The Mall? Nope I'll be headed the opposite direction! That's what the internets are for, right??

I think I am on the mend, till I do a therapy session & the bending hurts like hell.

Nonnie~ Hurry up in this case is 8 weeks.
Slow going.

DK ~ We can only guess Bachmann is not constipated, because she spreads so much of it around.