First, the BOO, a little spooky story for Halloween.
It wasn’t a dark and stormy night; it was a foggy, gray, wet morning with trees dripping humid condensation outside the window. As is my morning habit, I unfurled my yoga mat in the den and soon was happily lost in some New Age-y music, off into the inner yoga-sphere. I was alone in the room and had done only a few stretches when out of the blue the glider rocker next to my head started to rock back and forth. With gusto!
For a second I credited the cat or the dog with setting it in motion but when I sat up to look for them, I could see them both ... 30 feet away at the far end of the living room, napping. The Writer was taking a shower even farther away in the house; I could hear the water running.
Nevertheless, the chair seemed to go on and on, rocking energetically ... back and forth, back and forth, for half a minute. What had set it in motion?
That’s my spooky Halloween story and no, we still don’t know what started the rocking chair rocking!
Part II, The BOO HOO HOO
During the past 18 months I have had physical therapy two and three times a week for a total of eight months for pain in my knee. Xrays showed severe arthritis and damage to my knee joint. Each PT round helped but only for a few weeks and then— back to painful walking and limping.
On our recent trip to the mountains, I found myself unsteady and unconfident on rough trails and it was a little frightening. I’d take a step and not quite know if my knee was going to hold me or not. The lopsided gait began to cause pain in my back and opposite hip and I admitted it: the time has come for (cue the drums 🎶🎵🎶) KNEE REPLACEMENT SUR-
I of course am dreading it, not the surgery so much as the recovery. The date is December 9th and by spring I hope I can hike and camp and travel and even do things I haven’t been able to for a couple years.
If you’ve had a knee replacement and want to offer encouragement, please do. (No horror stories though, please!)
(Neither of the photos are mine and I don’t know to whom credit should be given.)