The last few posts have been about our CRAZED pace leading up to market, the FRENZIED pace during market, and then....a slight pause! So here's ONE of the reasons I haven't blogged for over a week.
I had a little knee surgery to correct a couple of tears in my meniscus. After a couple doc visits this fall and finally an MRI, I got the answer to my insistent knee pain. No, I don't know how I tore it (everyone asks this)...probably some gradual thing related to GETTING OLD, but it needed to be repaired. I postponed the eager ortho doc until I returned from my business trip, and reported to the surgery center the day after we returned.
All went well at the uber-efficient surgery center, and I was home a couple hours later. I was propped on the sofa with my own little igloo machine, humming softly as it circulated cold water around my knee. My faithful granddog Henry was as close to the action as possible. After orthroscopic surgery, you only have 2 little incisions on the knee. But my leg was mysteriously wrapped from ankle to mid-thigh in gauze, the water therapy thing and a thick frosting of Ace bandages. I was supposed to use crutches, but realized immediately I was a klutz and a real danger to myself. Thankfully, I could put weight on it right away, so I hobbled around for a few days. What a thrill it was to limp to the door to greet the flower delivery guy, and multiple friends bearing food!
Now I'm back in the office, except when I'mhanging out with 2 handsome physical therapists a couple times a week. Who knew physical therapy could be entertaining? The young therapist is just a couple months from graduating, so he has another attractive blond guy there to oversee him and give him verbal pop-quizzes while he works. And did I mention the student therapist looks like a young Chris Noth (famous actor from Law & Order, Sex in the City, The Good Wife)?? I'm sure a menopausal woman in sweat pants isn't the most exciting part of their day, but they put a smile on my face...even while I'm doing my exercises!