Saturday, September 25, 2010

Technical Difficulties! Photo Challenge

I actually have photos for the Brenda Photo Challenge but have run into transfer problems.  Am resorting to older photos that have been previously posted until I can resolve the camera - computer connection problem:
1) autumn on Fox Island
2) Farm Stand in Gig Harbor
3) Water feature at the Spring garden show in Seattle.

Hope all are well and thriving out there in Cyberville.

As a catch up.  I am 6.5 weeks post op and working five days a week again.  Still working on getting full range of motion in the knee.  Just joined the Y to take advantage of their pools and exercise equipment.  July, August and September are sort of a blur.  Just really feeling like me again.  Have nearly unpacked.  Am watching the evening sunlight fade and long for the late sun filled evenings of summer.  Autumn has her own rewards....a festival of color, warm days and crisp nights.

Now that I am walker/crutch/cane free I hope to be out peering at nature again.  Will spend some time visiting all your blogs ~ then out into the world...I've missed it! :-)

Monday, September 6, 2010

Labor Day ~ an update.

Hope everyone out there is enjoying a day off.

Am gradually coming back to life. 26 days since surgery.  Returned to work  on a part-time basis this past week.  Four hours a day for three days a week.  To be honest it was exhausting.  The effects of anesthesia and surgery have gradually subsided.  Physical therapy two days a week and that is an agony and so pain medication before those visits.  Am a few degrees from being able to completely straighten my leg but getting flex back is another matter.  Man is that painful!  Last week was at 93 degrees.  Want to get to 120 but this is slow process.  If I can reach 120 then gardening and kayaking become real possibilities again.  Am using a cane instead of walker now and think that will go away in a week or so.  Progress.  Would like to order an out of body experience for exercise and rehab but don't think that is working.  Am searching for a Y or health club with a pool.  Hopefully swimming in warm water with help loosen tight tendons.  It is amazing that knee joints can be replaced isn't it.

Am watching the news in the mornings.  Wondering what the mid-term elections will bring.  The economy is still struggling.  Lay offs continue in the Northwest.  I see more houses go on the market in my new neighborhood.  With each for sale sign I wonder if someone is moving to a better job, someone retired or perhaps someone is desperate to get out from under a mortgage.

No photography yet ~  two more weeks.  In the mean time...hoping each cyber friend is happy and healthy!