Boy, after Wednesday’s heavy-hearted post, I need to lighten things up a bit! Sorry for dumping that on you, but I really do find writing about some of the tougher moments following my mother’s death therapeutic.
My blog becomes the couch, figuratively. You, the psychologist, pen and paper in hand.
I wish I had experienced an MRI before my mother found she had cancer, so that I could have been more empathetic to her pain and complaints, but, as with most of my life, I’m a slow learner. I’m usually a little behind the 8 ball when it comes to really understanding and grasping the important things in life… Sigh.
But, thank you to those of you, who offered encouragement and love. It means a great deal to me, as always.
So, what about my knee?
The MRI revealed that I had a partial torn ACL, not meniscus.
In my opinion, I dodged a bullet–I know too many folks who have had ACL surgery and it ain’t pretty, or fun. Thankfully, mine was not completely torn, which means no surgery! That really is an answer to prayer. No surgery and X-rays showed no arthritis…both praises in my book.
I must wear a very fashionable brace for 6 weeks and participate in rehab….
MUCH better than surgery.
I told my friend, June, that I believe this is one more sign to me that I must, not just need, MUST get into better shape. I have already been praying about losing some weight and getting more physical. Having surgery would have given me one more excuse to put it off, I believe.
I’d appreciate prayers. This will not be overnight for me. It will a long and very hard process, but my health depends on it.
(In fact, yesterday, I was a bit grumpy. Unfortunately, grumpy=eating…a lot. Yes, I ate 4 BombPops in one sitting. Who, in their right mind, binges on BombPops??? My mouth was blue for a long time afterward….Evidence.)
This next week I hope to show you some pictures of the pool I took at night, as well as tell you about a late-night adventure that happened right behind our house.
Oh! and…Did you know I have a raised garden? I do! Sort of. More on that, too.
Thanks for stopping by and reading this drivel. You are a kind soul.
Have a beautiful, happy Sunday,