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I'm a single mom with two great kids living near Dallas, Texas. This is my life; day to day things that are probably only important to me. This is my record of my ups, my downs and the road that I've taken along the way. For whatever reason YOU'RE here, I hope you find something you can enjoy and/or relate to. God bless.

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Location: Dallas, Texas, United States

Saturday, June 07, 2008

Doing great

Want to thank y'all for your prayers and good wishes. Let me give you some updates.

Casey's car is covered under warranty. What a great relief that is for us. It's my prayer that Casey will be able to trade it in for something that gets more than 10 miles a gallon, but he's fighting it since that car belonged to his 'Pop' and he and Charlie were absolutely crazy about their Pop. The dealership is going to start work on it on Monday replacing the gaskets. I'll let you know.

Casey went with me for my surgery Thursday morning. We sat in the waiting room and watched A Knight's Tale (my favorite movie) on Casey's laptop until they called me to prep. The only thing that bothered me about the surgery was the thought of needles, can't stand needles. After they got the iv going, the worst was over for me. My surgeon, Dr. Sutker, said they repaired the tear, shaved off the torn cartilage and sanded down the bones. He said, due to arthritis in that knee, that I'm probably looking at an artificial knee down the road. Me, I'm doubling up on my glucosamine. :) I was home by 4:30'ish and slept most of the day. We went back the next morning to my surgeon so he could check my incisions and my bandages. All looked good. They showed me some exercises and told me I'd start to wean myself off of the crutches in a couple of days. I do love a challenge and I started walking (short distances) without them that evening. Of course, the vicodin helps. Today I'm not using them at all. Really working on the exercises. Mostly because I start physical therapy on Tuesday and I want to make the pain as little as possible, so I'm trying to get it as strong as possible before then. I was told I can't go back to work until next Friday, so, I've got nothing to do but exercise it...and read, which I am really looking forward to.

So it's all good! We want to thank y'all for your prayers. Can't stress enough the power of prayer. God is faithful!


Blogger Epsilonicus said...

Im glad to hear about the car!!

It is good that you got off the crutches early. Be careful not to hurt yourself again. Take it slow.

9:46 AM  
Blogger kathi said...

epsilonicus ~ hey hon! I'm glad to hear from you! Yup, great news about Casey's car and I'll take it easy on the knee, promise. :) I'm definitely not fond of pain!

7:01 PM  
Blogger LoveLladro said...

wooot about the car! that's fantastic ;~)

glad to hear the surgery went well. like your spirit for recovery too!

8:46 PM  
Blogger 3carnations said...

Gosh, Kathi...Somehow I missed the post that you were having surgery. I'm glad you're doing well!

7:56 AM  
Blogger Michelle said...

I'm so thankful that your surgery went well and that you are doing so great! Hope you continue to get stronger every day!

11:49 AM  
Blogger DaBich said...

Thanks be to God for prayers answered twice more =D
Now, take care of yourself, hear?

12:19 PM  
Blogger Rose said...

Praise God your surgery went well and you are progressing fine.

9:12 PM  
Blogger Johnnie Avocado said...

I'm glad to hear it went well. I had back surgery 3 months ago and am finally recovering myself....

9:46 AM  
Blogger Wes said...

Good to hear you're doing well.

Faith and expectancy, rock on! :)

7:45 PM  
Blogger kathi said...

Everyone ~ I just adore y'all. I'm so thankful to have each and every one of you to call upon when I need prayer. Seriously, you're amazingly faithful friends and I'm blessed to have you.

johnnie ~ I've missed you and can't wait to catch up!

wes ~ "faith and expectancy" Love that, and it absolutely ROCKS. Looking forward to hearing about your time away. Hope there are pics!

8:45 PM  
Blogger Believer 1964 said...

Great to hear you're on the mend.

1:23 PM  

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