Sunday, September 7, 2014

I'm having knee surgery on my other knee, since the first one is doing so well. After a few days in hospital, I will move to a rehab center, as husband has been having horrible back pain the last 6 weeks or so and won't be able to take care of me at home like he did last time. I hope he'll be up to taking care of himself and the cats while I'm gone.

I won't have my computer, so no updates until I'm home again.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Rededication Service

After the Christmas Day, 2012 tornado that tore up part of midtown Mobile, Alabama, including Murphy High School and Trinity Episcopal Chruch, I posted a picture of a ruined church building with a large sign declaring "We Will Be Back!"
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Last Sunday, nineteen months after the storm, the congregation returned to their sanctuary! It was a wonderful service of thanksgiving and celebration, with prayers, hymns, a baptism and Holy Communion.

Trinity Episcopal Church, Mobile Alabama

Trinity Episcopal Church, Mobile Alabama

Friday, August 1, 2014

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Second knee surgery, and ailing cat

I've scheduled my second knee replacement surgery in September. That way, I should be through with physical therapy by the first of the year (not knowing what to expect from US health care changes).

Our elderly cat, at least 15 years old, has lost about 2/3 of his weight, has kidney disease and a heart murmur. He's eating high calorie "critical care" canned cat food, takes a pill for the heart  murmur, and still enjoys walking around in the yard and lying in the sunshine and shade. We won't have him much longer, but I hope he can enjoy life as long as possible. We'll know when it's time.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

A small but significant update on my knee surgery

I am completely off narcotic pain medication! I haven't had a pain pill since Sunday, except Aleve, and I've been feeling fine! Even my right knee, which still needs surgery, hasn't been hurting.

When I saw the surgeon in mid April, I was only taking two 7.5 Hydrocodone pills a day, and he took me down to 5.0 with the intent of that being my last prescription. The 5.0s didn't touch the pain, and I had some 7.5s left, so I took them, working myself down to one a day. Then I woke up Monday morning, not hurting, so I didn't take any pain pills, not even OTC (over the counter, non prescription). I do need the Aleve, though.

I haven't needed to use my cane either.