I have been MIA from the blog for several weeks. I was always taught if you do not have anything nice to say then say nothing at all. (I really should remind myself of that more often.) In the fourth and fifth week after my knee surgery I was in a dark place, not seeing much progress in my physical therapy and still having more pain than I anticipated. On top of that, we have had the worst spring I can remember, torrential rains with no sunshine for days upon days. Days without sun are not good for me.
However, these last two weeks have been much better and I have forced myself to participate in life and guess what happened. I am seeing real progress in my knee bending (although still have a long way to go) and the pain has improved. I am walking without my cane and even went to the gym pool yesterday to walk and do strengthening exercises. I think I may actually survive this surgery!
I have even completed a project I have been thinking about for a while and that is creating a chalkboard for my kitchen! I love the idea of a changeable venue for menus, messages or inspirational quotes front and center in the room we live in the most. Although I love reading, I have known for a long time that I am a visual person which is probably why I have always been interested in typography (the art of making language visible). I even have a “ChalkBoard Art” board on pinterest. Look at some of these fun creations:
The chalk board I made for my kitchen is even more special because it is a frame my dad made for me many years ago. I painted it white and used chalkboard paint on the hardboard backing. Easy! I have another chalkboard I made hanging in my office that currently lists my goal categories for the year. It is a great way to keep those items close 0n a daily basis.
We have had several other fun activities going on here in the last week and I will be sharing those soon!
2 thoughts on “Seven Week Update”
I love it! Well, both things….the fact that you’re feeling better AND the chalkboard! It’s amazing how knee replacement recovery seems to consist of little ah ha improvements and then plateaus with some dips here and there. Then it gets better and there are fewer dips. So glad you had a good “swim” and I’ve gotta get a chalkboard now, lol.
Cute!!! How are you doing now? I had osteoarthritis and physical therapy didn’t work for me and my joints so I switched to stem cell therapy (suggested by my aunt who had patellar tendonitis). It was a 5-week treatment with Dr Purita (he’s an orthopedic surgeon from Stem MD) but it took me awhile to recover (about 3 months). I have increased my running goal and I am looking for new hobbies that I might be interested with.. lol. I hope you get better and I’ll look forward to new boards… 🙂