Thursday, October 10, 2019


My challenges continue.  The scar tissue inside my knee is not as elastic as it should be, so I  am looking at another surgery to break up the scar tissue (oh joy).  My next appointment with the orthopedic surgeon tomorrow.

I don't usually cry easily, but the last two physical therapy sessions had me crying before even starting.  I want the physical therapy, but trying to reach the flexibility I should be able to is not happening.  And trying really hurts.

Selfie in the Physical Therapy shirt

My latest "thing" is my vision.   I had a complete eye exam in June and got new glasses that were fine.  Since my knee surgery my eye sight has deteriorated.   I cannot imagine that there's a connection, but the timing is strange.

I have a hard time reading, including street signs which is part of why I am not driving. I baked a birthday cake for my sister on Sunday and it was near impossible to read the directions. 

I saw my eye doctor yesterday and she had referred me to a specialist to figure out what's up.  Something to do with my retinas.

I'm back to doing the Tuesday Breastfeeding Cafe' and enjoy it!  We have good turn out there.

Another bright side has to do with the blood clot/ blood thinners I am on.  I saw a hematologist about that situation.  He believes that the two incidents of blood clots I have had were what he called "provoked" events.  The first time was about a year after I had a hysterectomy.  I went on hormone replacement drugs and that seems to be what caused the clots I had then.   This time, I have a total knee replacement which is why I got this blood clot.

One of these days I hope to have all of my body parts working at the same time!  Hopefully sooner rather than later.

I can see well enough to be able to tell how beautiful the night sky can be!

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