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Sleep.....what a wonderful thing
Tuesday, August 31, 2010      7 comments

Well, I've been home a few days and I'm doing okay. I can get around enough to cook when I want to and to microwave when I don't. Tonight I actually ordered in pizza and it tasted pretty good. I haven't had much of an appetite since surgery. ... Read more
Oh, to be able to wash my hair
Thursday, August 26, 2010      8 comments

Hi all, finally made it out of the hospital 2 hours after the scheduled dismissal time. Still had to call the surgeon to get 2 of the 8 prescriptions straightened out. Then sent my sister to the pharmacy-after more issues there, finally got t... Read more
I'm back from surgery
Wednesday, August 25, 2010      8 comments

Hi all, I am still in inpatient rehab, but surgery went well. Had a couple of rough days after surgery with medical issues (dehydration, BP, Possible renal failure, and then low hemoglobin) but things have stabilized. They put me in rehab a we... Read more
Knee Replacement Surgery
Sunday, August 15, 2010      10 comments

Surgery is scheduled for Monday so I will be out of commission for a few days. I'm not sure I can handle the detox from the computer, but I will try! Lunch yesterday was fun. Yes, I ate dessert too. I did weigh today since I sweated so... Read more
So far this week...
Friday, August 13, 2010      6 comments

Stress test went okay. Finally heard results today that it looked normal-just on my voice mail so didn't get to ask questions. Sparky does have one paw that has some infection. Been pushing pills down twice a day-we've made it a game and ... Read more
The weekend update
Sunday, August 08, 2010      5 comments

Hi all, the weekend ended up pretty well. Saturday's conference offerings were good-learned alot about new web sites adding digitized records for genealogy research so I'm hoping to surf the net later and maybe find my Essig on a boat in 1740... Read more
Pre-op testing part 2
Friday, August 06, 2010      7 comments

Well, I found the place after trying 3 offices in the building. Not too bad. Then the girl at the desk called me up and said she had a phone call for me from Charlotte from the billing dept. Charlotte had been working feverishly to try to get... Read more
Preop day at the hospital
Thursday, August 05, 2010      7 comments

The ortho guys have it set up so you go to a little clinic on their floor for all the preop work. You go in and they do the history, draw the blood work, talk to you about join replacement (or watch a video), do the EKG and then they send you t... Read more
Busy day and then....Ruby Lite of the Week!
Saturday, July 31, 2010      6 comments

Wow! emoticon Well this week has been busy getting paperwork together for surgery and setting pre-op appointm... Read more
Knee, Hip Replacement May Aid Weight Loss: Study
Thursday, July 29, 2010      7 comments

This article shows up in today's health news. https://sparkpeo.hs.llnw
ews_detail.asp?health_day=641530 Interesting-the loss seems to be similar to bariatric surgery statistics-which r... Read more
Page of the day and the Ruby Challenge
Sunday, July 25, 2010      8 comments

Well, today I was busy trying to clean out some stuff so my bedroom isn't so cluttered when I come home from surgery. Sorted through a pile of magazines and put some in the recycle box and the others in the "when I'm bored box" to read after su... Read more
The knee doc-surgery scheduled
Wednesday, July 21, 2010      7 comments

Well, today was a pretty cut and dried appointment after all the discussion about my complicating circumstances. He asked me about the choice and if Dr. Cole had said anything-I smiled and said well he didn't disagree, but I thought he had a d... Read more
The weekly weigh in and other "stuff"
Saturday, July 17, 2010      7 comments

Hi all, First off the good news. The scales had me down 3 pounds from last week to 380. Almost back to where I was when I started to retain water. I did find out the doctor's scales are about 7 lbs higher-with clothes and shoes and mi... Read more
Back doc visit
Wednesday, July 14, 2010      6 comments

Well, the news was pretty much what I expected, but apparently worse than the ortho guy expected. I have serious damage from arthritis in my back affecting 3 levels (I believe L3-L5). All 3 places are pretty much shifting back and forth ... Read more
Grumpy Tuesday
Tuesday, July 13, 2010      11 comments

Yep, I'm in a bad mood and just want to live in the moment. Woke up to rain and a big sinus headache. On Monday the PA called and wanted me to schedule an appointment on Wednesday. Would not give me any idea of what the MRI results were... Read more

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