Thursday, March 19, 2009

A Girl and Her Food.....

We left for Mayo on Monday morning, arrived Monday afternoon about 4:00 pm, had x-rays and doc appts Tuesday morning and was back home Tuesday evening at 10:07 pm. WHEW!!! I am tired just recalling it.

I so wanted to post yesterday, but I was doing laundry, dishes, had company and phone calls and just didn't get to sit down and relax much, not to mention I had car-lag. Is that a real thing? Well it is in this kid's world =)

I will for sure give you a doc's update at the end of this post, but first I just had to tell you this story. We have the funniest things happen to us sometimes. And I suppose it is because we are two VERY approachable looking people. Which I am glad for, but we have strange, interesting things happen as a result.

So after we arrived on Monday we checked into our hotel room and then went to get something to eat. Mayo is blessed to have more than one healthy place for this girl to eat, so I actually get choices. Great. So hubs asked me where I wanted to eat and I said pizza...Z's Pizza of course. I love that place. All natural ingredients and they even have a pizza with soy crumbles (funny) and soy cheese (mmm.....), and they have just regular type pizzas as well, complete with pepperoni and hamburger for hubs, so this place is a win-win for us. Except for the fact that they mess our order up A LOT, but another story for another time.


We got there and low and behold they have a new menu item........Mediterranean Plate, complete with hummus and pita bread......ARE YOU KIDDING ME? YAY!!!!! So I, of course, ordered that bit of yumminess (yes it also had roasted red peppers and kalamata olives and Feta cheese which I didn't eat, but still) oh be still my heart!!!!! So needless to say I was anxiously awaiting the arrival of our food.

Well we decided to sit in the open part of the mall and we were just minding our own business, talking, ya know having a moment =) and out of the blue (or a store) came a jolly looking gentleman pushing a dolly with a huge box on it, and he stops at our table and looks at Dick and says:

"Chocolate Bunnies"

to which my husband replies:

"excuse me?" (What he was really saying was....funny I thought you just said Chocolate Bunnies.)

Well at this point I am thinking that the man is trying to sell a chocolate bunny to hubs, no he is just making an observation.

To which the man replies:

"Chocolate Bunnies."

To which hubs replies:

"Yeah you have a lot of them."

Riveting conversation.

Then the man leaves....and hubs looks at me and says, "That's a lot of chocolate bunnies for Valentines Day." (I am not making this up) And I say, "Honey, for Easter, not Valentines Day. Valentines Day was in February." (Obviously he forgot my diamond pendant =) Hubs was definitely confused, and then to which he replies, "Why bunnies on Easter?" I give up. I just stared at him and we moved on from the chocolate bunny conversation.

Well our food arrives and I am just loving every moment of my Mediterranean Plate and then about toward the end of it, I see bunny man coming again with an empty dolly. And I tell hubs that here he is again. To which Dick replies, "honey he has been coming up and down since we've been sitting here." Me: "He has?" Dick: "Yes you have been very busy with your food." Well yeah. I mean not get in the middle of a girl and her food!!!!!

So we are just getting done and here comes bunny man again, not even kidding. And this time the box is full again, and yes he stops at our table and says: "More bunnies." and this time I looked in. (Why do I do that? Can't I just mind my own business? This was a conversation clearly between two men, but oh yeah I had to stick my nose in it.) And of course this does NOT go unnoticed by bunny man. He looks at me and brightens up, because of course I looked, so that means interest.

Well he says: "These bunnies are pushing wheel-barrows full of chocolate eggs." (Seriously, what else is a Chocolate Bunny going to push but a Chocolate wheel-barrow full of Chocolate eggs.) and then bunny man says: "I don't know how this guy does it. These are so great looking." So I had to bite my tongue to keep from saying: "Molds" I mean seriously, did he think that there was a dude somewhere carving these bunnies out of solid pieces of chocolate and then selling them for $5.95? It was hilarious.

As soon as bunny man was out of sight, Dick looked at me and said, "Let's make a run for it, before he comes back."

Now please know, we were just playing and at no time were we mean to this man. It was just so funny and he was obviously enjoying his bunnies and found a couple who would play along. Fun.


Okay so now to the update. The x-rays look good. Everything is in place and there is no significant OA damage to my joint in that knee, which is really good news.

She said that I was doing well, but had a long way to go. It will be about a year before I am fully recovered. I do have to do PT for another 6 weeks, but now just once a week, and she wants me in a Turnbuckle Brace 2-3 times a day for an hour at a time. This is a brace that has tensioners on the side that you turn to get your leg straight. My leg was 6 degrees from being straight and she wants it at 0 degrees straight. So if our insurance will cover it, this will be the next step in recovery.

She wants me to continue my walking and bike riding and building up strength. The tendon pain I am having is do to excessive swelling. It is going to the back of the knee. This we will be watching just to make sure it doesn't develop a Baker's cyst.

All-in-all it was a good report. I still have some work to do, but they did say that when it is completely well, that I should not have ANY limitations on exercise, I will just need to take it easy and use my head. YAY!!!!! I can do that!!!!! 5 K's here I come ~~ in time =)

We will be heading back up to Mayo in November.....but I don't know any details on that yet. They'll send all that to me later.

Thank you so much for keeping us in your thoughts and prayers. And for checking in on Dak. He was just thrilled to get comments.

Love you all so much ~~ Have a Blessed day,


  1. So glad for the update!!! Been wondering about you & praying for you!

    Can I first say, YUMMMM.. I can see why you were into your food! Look at you such a healthy eater!

    How funny your husband lost track of the Holidays!!! You should have told him it was close to Christmas - what was he going to get you? hehe!!!

    Glad you are home safe & sound! Rest up! And Dak - what a good boy to fill in on your blog! Love his hair cut... stylin!

  2. It sounds like you and Dick had a fun time!! And all is looking good with the knee. Yay!

    MMM, that hummus and pita sounds SO good.

  3. I'm not quite sure why anyone would be excited about a 5K, my thoughts are if God wanted our insides to jiggle like that he would have made us frogs. :-) LOL....

    Really, I'm excited that you will be able to go back and do something you love.

    Have a great day.

  4. Glad you got a good report. I guess it is all work and patience now huh? I will continue to pray for you. Loved the funny, bunny, story. :)

  5. So glad to hear you got a good report! Sounds really positive and encouraging. I'm hungry now after reading about all that delicious food!

  6. I'm with Dick - "Why bunnies on Easter"? And how does a bunny rabbit lay chicken eggs anyhow??? Hmmmm....never have understood how we believed in that one! lol

    So glad for the overall good report that you received at Mayo. I will be praying for you as you continue your PT to get that knee to a perfect 0 degrees straight! I know you can do it!

    Thanking the Lord for bringing you and Dick back home safe and for watching after your "guest blogger", as well!

    Love you, friend!

  7. Sweet Dawn, since I'm new to your life I've been reading through trying to catch up and see how I can pray for you. I'm glad I found this post. Bless you dear sister. You are on my targeted prayer list for sure!