Linderhof


Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas


Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

It's Complete!!!

Last Wednesday, I underwent the second knee replacement surgery. I am home now and with two knees I am about to metamorphosis not into Super Woman or Bionic Woman but into a forty-year-old!

I am still hobbling a bit with a walker and much time is devoted to exercises and the machine and I am sleeping a lot (could it be the almost non-existent sleep I had in the hospital -- just when you fall asleep, someone comes in to make sure that you're awake because they have to a) draw blood, b) take your vitals, c) give you a pill, d) all of the above!)

But I am looking forward to a few more weeks when I'm off walker and cane and back to my normal self. I could not believe how much more I could do with just one good knee -- think how much better I'll be with two!!!!

Going from a bone into bone with two big bone spur knee to a perfect (although faux) knee is truly a metamorphosis. I'm joining Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Met Monday!

19 comments:

Carol said...

Martha, Congratulations! That may well be the best metamorphosis for Met Monday this week!

Pondside said...

You have truly undergone a metamorphosis, Martha! You may be your own best project - way to go! The joy and anticipation you must be feeling come through on your post. I'm so happy for you.

Kathleen said...

Well done, Martha! I'm thrilled for you and your new knees.

ButterYum said...

Congratulations to you!!! I've been putting off a knee replacement for years, but everyone says what a huge difference it make (however I'm still a bit scared).

Yikes
ButterYum

Karen said...

My goodness! I had no idea you were dealing with that. Bless your heart. You are so couragous to go through so much. Good for you! Hope your recovery is super speedy. (I have a broken arm right now so I have a little sympathy for anyone who is not able to do their usual things.)
Have a great and progressive week.
Karen
Ladybug Creek

Rebecca said...

Best wishes for a successful and swift return to better-than-normal! Sounds like you're well on the way.

Tracy's Trinkets and Treasures said...

I hope you heal quickly. You will feel so much better. Remember to ask your doctor about premedication before dental appointments since you have had a knee replacement. I work in a dental office.

lindaraxa said...

Wow! you mean you've been serving tea and making lunch for all of us from the hospital? you are indeed Bionic Woman! Congratulations, here's to your knees, Martha!

Sherry said...

You'll be dancing again in no time! ;o)

fiberdoodles said...

Hope your feeling better soon!

La Table De Nana said...

All the very very best to you~ Heal well..and enjoy this new life.

Lizzy said...

Glad to hear you're on the mend!!!

Mary said...

It's good that you are home. Heal quickly and well. It will be like having a new lease on life. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

From the Kitchen said...

Hope the healing continues quickly. I think pampering is the best medicine!!

Best,
Bonnie

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

A very good friend just had both knees done within a few weeks and she's doing great too. Keep up with the physical therapy and you'll be good as new!

Barbara said...

Glad you are recovering so well Martha.

Atticmag said...

As the song says, 'baby it's you.' So congrats and sincere wishes for the best of health. Jane F.

podso said...

I'm sure you do feel like a new person. So glad you are on the mend.

Bernideen said...

Oh Martha - this will be the summer to remember! Better days are ahead Martha! Hang in there! Do you have cookbooks to read? You are such a great cook.