Thursday, June 30, 2011

Best laid plans of mice and men

Howdy from the land of sore (as hell) ham strings and achy flat ( as a board) feet!

It is getting better each day , I think. My ham string and back of my calf are really giving me fits. I had a 20 degree break in the back of my knee from loss of flexibility over the years and getting those muscles to stretch back out is a pain in my butt---literally!

And not wearing any arch supports on my feet for 2 weeks really gets them feet to hurting. But now I can get both shoes on and tied without having to holler at the nurse for help.

A real good Friend of mine text me the other day to ask if me ringing the bell for the nurse was working out OK? I told him it took me 6-7 days after we got home to fully understand why a had a stool softener with all the other meds when I got home. I thought they said it was for constipation----really it was to help pass that bell!

LOL, now that is funny , I don't care who you are! But seriously, Janet has done a great job putting up with the cry baby. I would have never made it without her help.

Even Ol Bill has done Ok so far. I even gave myself 12 (count them) twelve injections to keep my blood thin.

I am however gonna change my plans.I had thought when I started this deal I would get the right knee done and wait 6 weeks and get the left knee fixed---BAM,WHAM---we are finished. Well,I have changed my mind. I am gonna wait and get my right knee well and strong healed and get the left repaired latter. I think it will be best for me to not rush , not get the big head, not get too far over extended. I'll take it one step at a time.

For now I continue to strech and walk and ice and work my STINGING QUAD.

I can't wait to be able to dance without that knee pain.

Pearl of Wisdom from the Mind of WEL
Do something damn it, even if it is wrong>

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Careful what ya wish for

Howdy from the land of pain pills and physical terrorists.

Well, I lived.Two weeks ago this morning the doctor told me they were gonna do something called a nerve block on my leg. This was to keep the swelling down and make it easier on me during surgery. It felt strange and when I woke up I told Janet, I'll be glad when this wears off because it is weird and crazy not being able to feel my leg. WRONG wish!

At any rate, I got one new knee joint and I am working about 6 hours a day to regain my range of motion.I have never used this much ice and not had a drink.

It is a god thing my upper body was as strong as what it is because that has helped me get around quite a good bit.I have been able to walk from to house to the barn and back for 3-4 days now, which I guess is 3/8 of a mile. I am tired but there is always ICE.

See ya down the recovery road!

Pearl of Wisdom from the Mind of WEL
Sit up straight, you may need good posture when ya get crippled up.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Last lap

Howdy from the Land of approaching heat waves and swimming pool dreams!

Well, I went around the track 10 laps on my bike at lunch. There was no wind and I felt like I was going as fast as shit thru a goose. I felt pretty good.

I am gonna say today was the last lap for a while.I get one new knee next Tuesday and I am gonna take it easy and mow the grass again this week.

I have been really laying a plan out for when I get back from the hospital so I can continue to burn a few more calories than I take in. My plan may need to be kneaded but the main product is to come out with a new technique not a vacation.

I'll touch base next week when I get home.

Pearl of Wisdom from the mind of WEL
The only way I'm giving up is when someone pries defeat from my dead fingers.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Reminds me of a book

Howdy from the land of The Old Man and The Boy!

This pic reminds of the Robert Ruark book.Man I really like that book.

Ya need to get in shape to keep up with one of these young grasshoppers!

Pearl Of Wisdom from the Mind of WEL
You spend enough time with your kids , no man can ever sell them drugs.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

The list is done

Howdy from the land of experimental recipes--some good some not!

Well, I just about got my list of stuff done. I have had a long list of things I wanted to get done before I go into the pit area for a linkage overhaul.I can tell ya I have been working my ass off trying to get ready for being hobbled for several weeks.

Now I have come to the conclusion the list was not as much about getting really important stuff out of the way.I think it was more about keeping my mind off the damn surgery.The list is done pretty much, and I am getting more nervous by the hour-- I am such a baby some times.

I have been thinking about how I can do some calorie burning practice while my knee heals.I think I have a plan but I guess I will have to wait and see if it comes together.

All in all, I guess it is good that THINKING about controlling my input and output has become a habit.Now if the PLAN just comes together it will be alright.

Pearl of Wisdom from the Mind of WEL
You ain't too old to learn something.