Thursday, March 29, 2012

A couple of things...

Still recovering from my surgery, but definitely getting better. I had an allergic reaction to the antibiotic I was on to make sure I didn't get an infection.  My lips broke out in blisters, and my skin broke out in a rash, making me skin feel like sandpaper when it started to scab over. YUCK!!! But luckily its going away. I had my 2 week check up yesterday and he said my body must heal itself quickly, because my knee looks more like 3-4 weeks out then two. I had been doing my exercises he gave me and said my extension for two weeks was great. I am now able to put weight on my foot and he said I can work myself off of the crutches over the next two weeks. Once i feel comfortable walking without crutches, i can loose the brace. So, I'm down to one crutch today! Saw pics of my knee pre surgery and he said they did a joint test after I fell asleep where they take pics and use for learning purposes for students. And he said my knee literally popped out of socket whenever he would bend it. Ouch! Anywho, I'm just glad to be on the mend. You never really realize how much you use\need a leg until you do not have one! =)
So, here is a pic of my knee post surgery.

Also, our doggy added a 3 new faces to our household 3 weeks ago. They are pretty much some of the cutest little faces I have ever seen. =)

Hope everyone is having a great week. =)

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Momma's Surgery...

I've been lacking in the blog area. I had to have surgery on my knee and its a little on the difficult side to find the time between crutching around, work, my babies, my husband, and working on cakes. I tore my ACL a couple of years ago. But recently my knee collapsed some due to it, and starting causing some problems with my hip. So, my doctor suggested that it was time to get the knee fixed. They repaired my ACL and reconstructed it with cadaver tendons, scraped some arthritis and scar tissue out, and found  a couple tears in my meniscus that needed to be repaired. OUCH! Boy have i been in some pain. I am hoping that being a leg down doesn't hinder my life for to much longer. You never know how much you need 2 legs until you only have 1! Anyway, i'm feeling ok for now. I had an allergic reaction to one of the meds that made my lip blister up and my face break out. But, it seems to be getting better! Hopefully, i can get some pictures downloaded and on here soon. Hope everyone is doing well!