Friday, May 25, 2012

Meet My New Knee and Cross Stitch update

I was going to call it Meet My New Knee and Cross Stitch 101 but, thought that exactly didn't sound right.  Then again, it kind of does.  My new knee is one week old and twice the size of the original merchandise for now.  The pants look more psychadelic when your hands aren't too steady.  I took this laying flat on my back.  I think you can tell the left if definately larger than the right.  
You start moving right away with the surgery.  I had PT the day after the surgery to start with exercise, standing and walking to the commode. I did try doing a few quad sets and ankle pumps before I ever saw PT.   I can now walk all over the house and go up and down a few steps.  Absolutely no intention of going into the basement for anything. I'm using a walker but, will probably be ready for a cane the next time PT comes.  Then I will be going to outpatient PT June 4th.   
 Elevating the leg to get the swelling out.  The blue hose is for my ice machine that pumps chilled water to a pad that I put on the knee.  The swelling is the worst.  It makes it hurt more and harder to bend.  It is getting better.  I am 5# lighter than I was on Wednesday when the nurse came.
 Cross Stitch 101...or back to big, bigger and biggest....big count, bigger thread and the biggest dog gone needle.  It is like a darning needle.  I have been making some progress even when I can't see straight.  Thus, it is good the fabric is big count.
 This one actually turned out to be a good picture.  I did these sitting in my recliner with the piece on a pillow.  
I do have a way to go.  I get tired really fast.  Phone calls if they are longer than five minutes are annoying and I hate the compression hose.  The kids and the husband are great.

Thanks for stopping.  Keep on stitching.  I hope I made sense and I can't be held accountable for spelling or grammar.


  1. Glad you're on the road to recovery. Take care and get some stitching in!

  2. You sound so up beat after having surgery a week ago. hope the swelling and pain go away fast and good luck on the stitching
    Happy Stitching

  3. Hello

    I'm new to your blog.

    Good luck with your knee!

    Your stitched alphabet is lovely, great colours!