Friday, July 01, 2016

A good day

My knee has been much better today.  I am more hopeful that I will be able to walk normally on our trip but still not be able to take hikes into the hills. I am really looking forward to going again.  Tuesday when my knee hurt so much, I was afraid it would be an ordeal.

Tomorrow, I am going to organize the camping equipment and do some more packing.\

Oh, and, I bought a cane, just in case.

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Knee is better today

I have hopes that I will be walking almost normally by the time we get to Yellowstone. I can walk bending it today if I am careful.  Still, I will not be able to hike, but at least I can walk  short distances at the overlooks and such.

Kids are at Helen's today.  I cleaned house and am finishing up the wash.

Tomorrow, Hannah and I are going to go buy groceries and things for our trip.  For the 4th, we are having hamburgers, potato salad, and cold slaw with angel food cake and strawberries.  And, maybe watermelon.

Son will probably blow things up, but not me.  I just do not believe in burning money.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

DR Betty

Doctor said the same thing Betty said.  Take it easy, put a wrap on it, take Aleve an Ice it.  He said it is soft tissue damage, not bone or cartilage damage.  He said I would not be hiking on our trip an it will probably be better by the time we get back. I may not go back to work until after we get back from vacation.

Emmy going along will be a big help.

I am not sister

I am going to Doctor today.  If it was not for vacation next week I probably would just take it easy and see, but no.  This am after resting and icing leg plus plenty of Aleve leg was better.  Did not go to work.  Walked down to road and back.  Knee hurts muchly again.  Knee on ice, Doctor at 1:20 today.

Need to know for sure which knee had surgery.  Me and George not Jones think it is left knee that had surgery, right knee now hurting.  Searched blog and found this pic

Left leg, May 2009.

Blogs are useful as personal history tool.

Helen is having a party for Clayton's birthday today.  She has 5 kids.  Sounds like wonderful fun.

Monday, June 27, 2016

A fine kettle of fish...

It is one week tomorrow till we go on our big trip and this afternoon around 2 pm my right knee started hurting really, really badly.  I have taken 2 aleve, put aspercreeme on it and borrowed ice packs from Helen.  It feels a little better now.  And, I think this is my good knee.  I am always forgetting which knee I had fixed in 2009. but I think it was the left knee.  It has not hurt like this for years.  That may not be a good sign.

Helen got home with Austin.  The girls that went with her had a big time.

This is a birdhouse Hannah made entirely on her own from a shoe box and pink duck tape.  So far, no birds have moved in.