Sorry for the long absence from posting and emailing. I've been ill. Early in December, I was diagnosed with a small, grape sized cyst on my spinal cord...the culprit for the chronic back pain I'd been having.
Surgery was performed on the 28th, and a golf ball sized cyst was removed. Recovery was described as - a couple of days rest, then you can resume "light" duty as you feel comfortable. Ok, I thought...not too bad. I can take it easy for a few days, knowing the first couple of days after surgery are the hardest, then I can watch movies, and stitch while spending time with my family sitting in my recliner.
I think they forgot to tell me about the 'other' kind of recovery....the one I'm experiencing. Let it suffice to say I'd sooner go thru another knee replacement. This surgery has knocked me on my can. I'm doing a bit better now, and realize that I will spend alot more time on the road to recovery than I ever thought.
Still, I feel very fortunate to have had surgery, that it wasn't something much worse and, as my mother always says....this, too, shall pass! I'll keep in touch as often as I can.
Wishing you all the best of health and happiness in 2011.....and may you all find more time for the things you love!