Wednesday, February 29, 2012

What's Wrong With This Picture?

Morning of February 29...SNOW???!!!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

momMA and Grandma

I bought Ektorp furniture from a craigslist posting but since I'm unable to walk or put weight on my right leg, I had to depend on everyone else to do my work for me. JP picked up the U-haul, gathered friends, picked up the furniture and unloaded it at the house. Grandma and momMA put the slipcovers on, arranged the furniture, made dinner and played Phase 10 with me...all while I sat on the loveseat with my leg elevated. I have a wonderful family.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Grandma Is Here!

After 51 hours on a train, Grandma finally arrived. We went to Olive Garden for lunch and JP was our server. The manager gave us each a free dessert just because we were family. Very nice. After, we picked out material so Grandma can make a slipcover for my loveseat. It is going to be so pretty! MA came over for dinner (pork tenderloin, zucchini, and mashed potatoes), we played Phase 10 and then I went back to MAs for the night so I could still sleep on the first floor and not tackle steps. It was a good day. Grandma seemed very pleased to be with her grandkids.
Enjoying a sip of my strawberry-mango lemonade

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

First Glimpse of my Knee

Today I attempted a shower with my leg covered in a trash bag. It worked well. I didn't get wet at all but when I stood up I noticed that the bulk of my dressing had settled down below my knee. MA carefully unwrapped it and put it back together again while I took pictures. The second picture shows my surgeon's initials. (I guess that's how he makes sure he operates on the correct appendage.) The final leg picture shows how swollen everything is right now. You can't even tell it's my knee. It looks large and fluid-filled.

I also had company this afternoon. Megan and MJ came to visit. Megan got roped into a game of Sorry since Little Cutie, Gramsy and myself were already planning to play. While we were racing around the board, I had a giant fruit basket delivered to me here at MAs from Mom and Aunt Shirl. Lots of good-looking fruit inside. I'll have to share. To wrap up the excitement of the day, Little Cutie and I cuddled in Gramsy's recliner and watch 'Tangled'...again. It was a good day.