Friday, 8 March 2013

Knee Surgery!

I had surgery on my right knee yesterday... This doesn't really have much to do with the Little Blue House, other than the fact that it limits my activities. It will, however, give me more time to blog. :)

I injured my knee about 15 years ago (running in combat boots might have had something to do with it, along with dancing in flip-flops at music festivals). Ha! I managed to cope with the knee, modifying activities over the years, such as eliminating running on pavement, then eliminating running altogether. Eventually, my injury began bothering me more frequently, having impact on some of my favourite activities (hiking and walking).

I re-injured it seriously in late November while taking Scottish Highland dancing classes. The classes were probably not a great idea. :( I had an MRI in January which confirmed the surgeon's diagnosis: a torn meniscus, along with some bruising/contusion on the bones in my right knee.

Now I will recover for about 6 weeks. It's still pretty sore, although I can put weight on it already. Amazing. There are 3 small incisions, which I have not yet seen. The bandages will come off on Saturday or Sunday.

My family has been taking good care of me. My husband made an amazing dinner of Maple-Mustard Pork Chops and a Spring Vegetable and Quinoa Pilaf. I had many extra hugs from our children, too. Thank you.

My parents, among the most thoughtful people in this world, sent me the most beautiful, Spring-like flower arrangement today. See? I think I appreciate the flowers more since we still have lots of snow on the ground outside. We will not see green grass for a couple of months yet.

Thanks, Mum and Dad! I love you.

Happy Spring (Almost)!