Tuesday, October 25, 2011

A Year in the Life.....

Of my knee!!!

Saturday marked the one year anniversary of my left knee replacement.
Yep me and this girl has had quite a year.

It has not been easy, but I do not regret having this surgery.
I know it was the right decision for me, given all my knee arthitic issues through the years.

So I thought I'd show you just a few pics of then and now.....


This was just about 2 weeks or so after surgery. 
Look at that girl.
All the scabs are from the nasty blisters I got from surgery and medicine reactions.

 This was my reality for quite a long time.
Me and my walker.
I was thankful for it and it helped me get stronger and stronger.

 And here I am almost a year later.....
Who'd have thought I'd be hiking in one of the toughest hikes in our area and getting lost
and hiking 12 miles in 13 hours up and down moutains, bluffs, through tarantulas and copper heads EEK ~~ and making it pretty well considering :)
I didn't even swell very much the days following that journey.

If I only had one thing to say to sum up this past year it would be:

Please hear that, because NO MATTER WHAT my God knows EXACTLY all we go through on this earth and He understands our pain, because He walked it.

God knows, He understands, and He NEVER left my side this whole year.

 I am certainly not done with my recovery.
I still have more work to do.
Sometimes I still get frustrated.
I have gained weight in this last year because of the limited exercise,
but let me just say,
God has really done a work in my life in this regard.
My weight has been an issue for me for practically my whole life, and right now, I just know it is okay.
I'm really okay with it,
And that is such a Blessing!!!

So that is where my knee is right now.
Still not always easy.  It still hurts every day, but I'm moving on.
God is so good and He loves me.
This I know.
He sees me.
This I know.
So I press on toward the mark of the high calling in Christ Jesus!!!
Amen?  Amen.

I love you all ~~ Have a Super Blessed day ~~


  1. Your attitude blesses me & inspires me. Especially when I whine & moan about pain, I think of you & your rejoicing. You are something else lady! God shines through you!

    Being someone who struggles with weight -have my whole life - I understand that issue & appreciate your accepting that as well.. it doesnt even have to be a big deal - 5 lbs & I freak out... you are still the healthiest person I know :)

  2. Too bad there isn't a "like" button or a "love it" button on here. I love you, Mama and I am so thankful that your leg is getting better and that you are as spunky as ever! :)