Another day when I'm the grouchiest grouch that ever grouched. That probably means I'm healing, right? I'm tired and sleepy. Some nights I sleep great. Some nights my restless legs kick in and make it hard to fall asleep. I was worn out yesterday from getting up early to watch the Queen Elizabeth funeral events. … Continue reading Breast cancer Round 2: Almost a week post-mastectomy x2
Honoring Your Traumaversary
Even if we aren't conscious of these traumaversaries, they have an impact on us. Because—on some level—we remember the pain and connect it with that time of year.
One year after double knee replacement
A year ago I was finishing my week in a rehab hospital after having both my knees replaced. I thought that by now I'd be healed. I was only partially right. I don't have the excruciating pain of a year ago. But I'm also not pain-free. And I'm certainly not walking well - especially when … Continue reading One year after double knee replacement
When I signed up for double knee replacement, I didn't really think about how it would affect my gait when I walked - and therefore, my body's alignment. I'm finding that along with my decade life transition that I wrote about in my last post, my body is making its own type of transition. It's … Continue reading New alignment
Double Knee Replacement: Breakthrough!!
Pain has been my nemesis throughout my bilateral knee replacement recovery. Especially weather-induced pain. If you've read any of my previous knee-replacement blog posts, you'll know that every change in the weather (especially big rain fronts) has caused extra pain for me. Several clear, sunny days in a row have been heaven. On those days … Continue reading Double Knee Replacement: Breakthrough!!
Double Knee Replacement: Starting to turn the corner (finally!)
Because I'm a little superstitious, I've waited a bit to share this news: I've started turning the corner after bilateral knee replacement! A clear sign that my healing was taking a turn for the better was two or three weeks ago when my taste buds returned to normal - and my appetite also returned. The … Continue reading Double Knee Replacement: Starting to turn the corner (finally!)
On turning 59: Growing older
I have now made it to my 59th birthday. And I have to say . . . this past year made those clichés about aging and health the truth for me! The weather has caused some aches over the years - but nothing like since my double knee replacement in September. If you want to … Continue reading On turning 59: Growing older
Surgery & Gratitude
If you want the short version of this post, here it is: My hysterectomy on March 7th went well. My doctor found fibroids which looked benign. The pathology verified that they were benign, as was the endometriosis. Here is the longer version . . . My sister came down a couple of days before my … Continue reading Surgery & Gratitude
Why does healing take SO LONG?
All of us have been through some kind of wounding situation that put us on a healing path. It might have been a badly sprained ankle, a deep cut that required lots of stitches, surgery of some sort, a heart attack, the death of a friend or loved one, a divorce, cancer, a lost friendship, … Continue reading Why does healing take SO LONG?
And even better and better
Who knew how wonderful it could feel to have more energy, to be able to do household chores and not be exhausted, to run errands and take walks and do daily activities and not have to rest??! I'm up earlier than usual today because I'm bursting with energy. Not manic energy, but the energy that … Continue reading And even better and better