This week I see my orthopedic surgeon for my one-year follow-up on this new, bionic knee of mine.
It doesn’t seem like it’s already been a year. Those first few weeks and months had me questioning my sanity and the decision to have the surgery. But, around month six or seven, everything seemed to click into place (figuratively and literally) and now I’m 100% sure having the joint replacement was the right choice.
There is still some stiffness if I over do – think a month of hard labor getting control of my overgrown backyard – I can climb stairs like a boss, walk as far as I want without pain, ride a bike, and drive long distances. About the only thing that causes concerns is trying to kneel. (Darn those under-the-bed dust bunnies and too-short vacuum hoses!) Though, that’s more due to the continued numbness, I think.
I am a little worried that the poison ivy rash on my legs hasn’t completely healed. The itching is still bothersome, and my knees look all scaly. There is also the matter of the hirsute nature of my legs. Probably should do something about that too before my appointment.
Hopefully Doc will give me a Happy Face sticker and tell me I’m doing great. My left knee hasn’t been causing any problems, so fingers crossed there is no more surgery in my near future.
“Darling, the legs aren’t so beautiful, I just know what to do with them.” ~ Marlene Dietrich
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Using “leg” for inspiration, write 100 Words – 100 exactly – no more, no less. You can either use the word – or any form of the word – as one of your 100, or it can be implied. Include a link in your post back here, and add your story to the Mister Linky list. If you don’t have a blog, you can leave your submission in the comment section, or as a Facebook status post. Remember to keep spreading the love with supportive comments for your fellow Wordsters.