As pretty as it is, I am very happy that we weren't blanketed with snow, along with other communities around the country! I dreaded the thought of going out to doctor's appointments and physical therapy with the added challenge of snow.
I have been very touched by your concerns for my recovery, so I thought I would take a blog moment to give you an update. I am definitely better! My therapist has been the most realistic in answering my questions, measuring my progress, and helping me set "proper" expectations. I now realize that I will be "disabled" for months, not weeks. After knee replacement surgery, critical recovery milestones revolve around bending and straightening the knee. Both are tortuous, so I have to do what should be easy, but in reality are painful, exercises every day. I can now bend my knee to an angle in the 70-80 degree range - and the goal is 110 to 130. My PT said 70 is good for two weeks, but we need to get to 90 in the next two. The muscles are so stiff, I'm sure it will involve hard work - and a few painkillers. As soon as I post this, I will be exercising again! I understand that those who recover fully suffer to do it.
Thank you for sticking with me as my blogging schedule has suffered (along with me). If I am not writing, you can bet I am working on my milestones...or am covered by a big Bengal who can't believe his fortune of having a 24/7 lap. Charlie has gone a bit overboard with the love and affection.
It's time for The Friday Forum. We use the forum to share information and chat. Did you find any deals you couldn't resist this week (I did)? Are you using a fabulous product and want to sing its praises? Did you find a beauty product disappointing? Do you have a question others might be able to answer? Want to talk about skin care? Just use the comments. Don't be shy. Just make sure to ask any question you might have over the weekend. By Monday, most readers have moved on.
We have busy weekends and slow ones on the forum. I'm always happy if even one reader stops by. Leave a comment, and say hello - even if you don't want to comment on beauty products. If I am notified of any great beauty offers (great, not just good) over the weekend, I will leave word in the comments of this post.
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