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Friday, May 31, 2013

Lot of Discomfort!!!

Lot of Discomfort!!!
 
No it not a mammogram it's my knees. 

Family, friends, and followers that have prayed for me, I say God Bless to each and everyone and keep up the good work. I am well or at least getting well. Learning to walk again and doing the everyday chores, like getting oneself ready for the day, has been an up hill battle. Somewhere in all this I lost my bounce. I have not bounced back this time like I use to.

As you may know a year ago may 25, 2012 I went through the ordeal of a total knee replacement. OUCH!!! 
Note the bone to bone contact in the left knee joint.

They fixed it.

The good news is I lived through it, well I think I did. The bad news is it has taken a lot out of me. The physical discomfort, oh the heck with it, the pain, has made a wreck out of me. Plus I have had a very bad case of writer block. It is hard to maintain ones mental focus, when you hurt. Sitting at the computer for any length of time takes a toll on me both physical and mentally. Sitting in my lazy boy with my feet up is comfortable but not the best place to write. Taking pain pills only make me sleep and does little to abate the pain.  The good side of it is I can walk about two mile with out stopping now. The arthritis in the other parts of my body is what is giving me the problems, shoulders, arm, hip and back.  It’s like I have said many times if I had not made that last jump out of a plane or stayed out of that last car rollover or not been bucked off that last bronco, I would be in great shape, for a wreck. Ha! Ha! I just don’t bounce anymore.

Well I hope I am back in the saddle at least as far as my writing is concerned. On the physical side of things using stairs and getting up off the floor is still a bit of a problem. Getting down on the floor is a problem as well as kneeling. The thing that has gets me the most is the mental adjustments. It's kind of like having twenty 5 year old screaming for ice cream, at the same time, if you know what I mean. I no sooner get one discomfort taken care of and then another starts bugging me. It’s a bit of multitasking overload. I have a lot of things on my mine, but the discomforts of an old body have taken the fore front. 

It is time for me to get back to doing my rehab. so i will say thank you for your prays and god bless.  


8 comments:

melissa - μέλισσα,ميليسا,מלסה said...

WELCOME BACK ROY! I'm really happy that you're recovering from your intervention.

Slowly, slowly, you'll get right back into walking and writing. Take very good care of yourself. You are always in my prayers. God bless always!

Oh please forgive me, the first image really looked interesting. They do look like breasts at first sight :P

Anna L. Walls said...

Well hey there, glad to see you back here. I was worried about you. So sorry you're in such pain. Give it time. No one bounces as well as they did when they were kids.

Derek Jones said...

It's great to see you back Roy as you were missed in the blogging world. I do hope however, that the pain that you are experiencing eases over time. Take care of yourself!

Deanna Samaan said...

Roy, I'm so glad your back. This what I tell my transplant patients:" you got remember, your body did not get sick over night, so why do you expect to get well overnight? It will heal slow, every day it gets better slowly, till one day a year from now you say, wow I can't believe I went through that."

It is true, you be moving along well soon enough, just take it one step, one day at a time. :)

Roy Durham said...

@ Deanna Samaan. the one thing they did not prepare me for was the mental adjusting and healing from the trauma, it has relay knocked me for a loop.

Bronzi said...

Great to have you back Roy. I too was in pain. I had a spain in my neck and chest. I can relate. I am 52 now and your right. We do not bounce back like we use to.

But, I had now idea what you were going through. Thank the good lord above you are on your way to recovery. God bless!

Martha J. M. Orlando said...

Roy, it's wonderful to have you back! So sorry about the pain you have gone through, my friend. I didn't know, but will pray for you in the days to come for complete recovery.
Blessings to you always!

EstherBelle said...

Can't tellk you how much I smiled whern I saw your blog on my feed. Welcome back, healing energies!

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