Archive for February 10, 2014

And Six Weeks Is the Charm

Well, as of today, SwampMan is actually seven weeks out from right total knee replacement, but he went in for his six week checkup last week and was doing great. He pulled his knee up without assistance into 122 degrees of flexion.

He did great in his first outpatient physical therapy session last week, too. Our inpatient physical therapy was discontinued at three weeks, and it took that long for the swamped insurance company to give the okay to the doctor’s office to pass on to physical therapy so that SwampMan could begin. They told him that many people did not have the knee flexibility that he did now EVER. What can I say. I made sure that he did his exercises which he does not want to do.

“When’s dinner?”

“Right after your exercises.”

“Has anybody told you you’re a real bitch today?”

“No, not yet.”

“Just checking.”

Last week, though, I caught a norovirus that had me at a temperature of 102 degrees, and five straight hours of diarrhea/vomiting, which was much my reaction after the state of the union address. After that, I didn’t eat or drink anything for 24 hours, then cautiously had some liquid and an apple the next day. I spent a lot of time tossing and turning in uneasy sleep with my joints feeling like they were on fire. I still hadn’t caught up with all my chores neglected during SwampMan’s recovery, and now I’m even further behind! I suppose my stressed-out body just needed some rest, and it certainly got it.

AAAAACK! I just realized I have only FOUR WEEKS to get everything caught up/ahead before Swampman is in the hospital for his next TKR, and as soon as he recovers from that, the Swamp Grandkids will be here while Mommy is in the hospital with new baby!

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New Granddaughter Under Construction

Jenny and New Granddaughter

Here is the new granddaughter a little more than halfway through construction. This will be granddaughter number three for me, daughter number two for daughter and son in law. They will have two sons and two daughters plus another daughter from son-in-law’s first marriage. After this, daughter is planning to permanently exit the childbearing business.

“But wait!” says MeeMaw. “I only have two grandsons to three granddaughters. I need another grandson to make things even!”

“You better talk to your son then!” says daughter.

I dunno what’s up with the alien-looking fingers clutching the camera. Last time I looked, her arm was completely normal.

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“I Not a Baby Anymore!”

zoe's 3rd birthdayZoe  I Not a Baby Anymore Zoe went to Mommy the day before her third birthday, and declared “Mommy, I NOT a baby anymore!”

“Well”, said Mommy. “What are you now?” expecting maybe she was going to be a puppy, or a kitty, or some imaginary creature.

“I a KID now!” declared Zoe triumphantly.

And so she is. Happy third birthday, little Zoe!

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