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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

I am sitting here in my office , just hours away from going to the hospital for my right knee replacement.
I have arranged my house, everything in order.
I took my van to the car wash, I vacuumed it myself, then ran it through the wash. it looks so nice and clean. I am kind of bad about getting it washed. I usually let the rain do it for me. Smile!!
And this is the first time in years that I could crawl around and vacuum the interior.
I have sprayed Fabreeze in the car and the house. A fresh spring scent.
Tonight I had dinner with a group of women. We meet once a months. We have all at one time worked for the same company.
I am eating light due to surgery, so only ate a bowl of clam chowder. I had one small piece of the delicious sour dough bread. I didn't drink , only had water.
I looked at the pretty mixed drinks, but I was driving, so even without the up coming surgery, I would not have drank.
I am sitting here waiting for my son in law to come and pick up work orders and get all the instructions on what's what , so he can handle things while I am gone.
The house is very quiet with Titan gone.
When I left him at the doggie hotel, the girls there were cuddling him , and he was lapping it up. But I suppose he will miss me. I am taking a picture of him with me. Yeah, I'm a little crazy, I love the little guy , he's the joy of my life.
I had hoped to get back to everyone who sent me best wishes for a speedy recovery and had commented on my blog, but I have run out of time. I really need to get some sleep.
Last night I did not sleep very well. I think tonight will be different. I have got everything done and I feel relieved that I accomplished so much.
I am a little nervous, but that's to be expected.
After the over talkative lady at the gym telling me about her knee replacement, I'm glad I'm only a little nervous.
A lady at the gym showed me her knee scar and said the surgery was easy, but when she started physical therapy , the pain was so bad she just screamed. And each time it got worse. She was laid up for about 3 months.
I just stared at her, who tells a person who is about to go through knee replacement that
they hurt so bad they were screaming??? I told her that's too bad, but I think I will handle it fine. My friend, Pam, was taking a shower and hollered out when the lady left, "I'm sure that's just what you wanted to hear." Some people can be so insensitive.
I have heard more positive things from other women than this one bad example.
I tried on my red high heels, really wanted to ware them tonight, but I just couldn't take more than 5 steps, knees just won't hold up. But just wait, everyone knows as soon as I can I am going dancing in my red high heels. Or at least strut my stuff in skinny jeans and red high heels. If any of you remember ZZ Top, and "The girls got legs".. That will be me. Smile!
Dear friends, thank you so much for all the good wishes, the encouraging words and
continued support .
I packed my lap top, hope to be able to blog from my hospital room.
It's almost 10:30 and I really need to get to sleep.
Take care, stay positive and believe in yourself.
Peace and love,
aka ,"Firecracker"
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    You will be fine. I had a total knee replacement on my left knee about 10 years ago. All I can tell you is...it gave me my life back. I can hike again!!! Good wishes coming your way.
    3674 days ago
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    I am keeping you in my thoughts and prayers for a successful surgery and a speedy recovery. YOU will do well....Have a joy filled day, Karen
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  • MISSLISA1973
    You sound great. I'm sure all will go well and you'll be one of the doctor's favorite patients! emoticon
    3675 days ago
    Praying for your speedy recovery and looking forward to seeing some pictures of you dancing in those red high heels!
    3675 days ago
    My GF had both legs done and it hurt a lot less than her bad knees. She breezed right through it and got her life back. You will too!! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3675 days ago
    I'm praying for a speedy recovery! I know you can't wait to get back to the gym. You'll be fine. Hang in there!
    3676 days ago
    I wish and pray the best for you!!!!!!
    3676 days ago
    The BW has had both knees replaced. The first was over the 2000 New Year holiday (very few nurses on call) and the second a year later. If you to everything the doctors tell you to do, it turns out wonderfully, but you really do need to do the rehab. I hope it's not too hard for you.
    3676 days ago
  • CANNIE50
    I just love your blogs - they are more like a conversation with someone quite enjoyable. Loved the story of the clueless woman telling you her screaming story. I think all her sensitivity landed in her body so none was left for her personality. Sheesh. You will do great. PS The physical therapists are going to love you, just like everybody else does, so there is a plus. Can't wait to hear how you are progressing. emoticon emoticon
    3676 days ago
  • JILL313
    We all will be thinking about you and wish you a great recovery. . .Yes, some people just don't think before they speak--you didn't need to hear what she had to say. You'll do just great and looking forward to getting updates from you. I definitely will be saying a prayer or two for you. You are a strong lady and will be so glad that you finally had this surgery. . .Hugs and Best Wishes to you.

    3676 days ago
    Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. You will be "one HOT mama" in those skinny jeans and red heels! LOL Just get this last step over with and world will be your oyster! You are in great shape now so your surgery and recover should be a breeze!
    3676 days ago
    You'll do great, because other than the knee, you're in great shape. emoticon Ann
    3676 days ago
  • no profile photo CD5198989
    Don't let people scare you. I've had them both replaced and rehab was not terrible. It was just to long. Good luck.
    3676 days ago
    I'll be thinking about you today - be strong and live well!
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  • IONA72
    Good luck...see you soon emoticon emoticon
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  • SPEEDY143
    emoticon & emoticon You are going to do emoticon and can add another emoticon when you return emoticon I'm looking forward to pictures of you in your skinny jeans and red high heels little Miss Firecracker emoticon

    emoticon Linda
    3677 days ago
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