Thursday, May 31, 2012

280 Day

Just got back from the doctor's.
Super long day, been at the hospital since 8am.  

My doctor's appointment went well.  He was pleased with the x-rays, everything is healed. He was happy with the fact I've made it to a 90 degree bend. And he decided to put me into the schedule for the second surgery to remove the wires within the month. 
So now it's just waiting for the surgeon to have a spot.

Then, physio therapy.  More weight baring today. My therapist did the math and figured I'm able to put 60% of my weight through my bad leg.  Better then he thought I could.  So that's a happy.
Then he took away one of my crutches.  Made me do laps around the room a few times before I got the damned thing back.

Then, mom had an appointment with her eye doctor.  So I ended up sitting for an extra hour and a half and now my knee is just beyond swollen.

That was my day. 

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Day 279

Middle of the week. Just got back from physio therapy, and my therapist was happy for once with the amount I can bend my knee. I've been told, that I've gotten to a "workable" degree with my bending.  In other words, I've made it to the 90 degree mark and am in the safety zone.  Anything less would have been an unsafe amount.
So, today, we worked on weight baring.I'm still a long way from totally healed.

The movie de jour was up this morning.  Day 174

Tomorrow, I have my doctor's appointment, so we'll see what the x-rays have to say.

Monday, May 28, 2012


Oh my god, it's been forever.

Feeling only a bit better this week.  No phyiso therapy today, city was flooded.   Well, half the city. Which equals, half the roads closed.  So, no physio therapy today.

Yes, the movie de jour is posted... day 172  trying to think of extra stuff to post on there, like some sort of blogathon or something.  There are a few arts and crafts projects for it that I've been planning, but until I'm more mobile, I can only plan them. 
Really sucks still being on the crutches.  Still not full weight bearing yet on the leg, which means, still using two crutches and unable to carry anything.  I actually miss my apartment.  I never thought I would say that, but it's been 13 weeks since I injured my knee and I've been stuck on my mother's sofa this whole time.

Okay, that's about it for this morning.  I know, I've been really depressed lately, hence part of the reason I haven't been blogging.  Like I said, feeling bit better today. 

Monday, May 21, 2012

Day 277

Not been a great week for me.

Yes, the movie de jour is up.  Day 166

I haven't been blogging much at all in the last two weeks.  Haven't gotten around to watching wrestling therefore, haven't done the wrestling reviews this past week either.  I know for some of you, that's what you come to my other blogs for.

I've barely gotten the movie a day done for the past week, struggled through them but it's been hell sitting long enough.   I've upped my physio therapy and am in so much pain that the pain pills have been upped, and they knock me on my ass.   So there has been more sleeping then anything else when I'm not in physio therapy.

I believe I mentioned on here somewhere, that not only do I have to have the wires removed from my knee still, but that there is concern about a past injury needing to be redone.  Not sure when that will be happening, but I have to be honest, I'm sort of scared of the idea.  That would mean another year or more of this all over again.
I believe the wires are close to being removed, as you can see the outline of half them now.  Which, should mean they've done their purpose and have popped away from the bones.

Nice cheery conversation today eh?

Wednesday, May 16, 2012


I hadn't realized I let almost a full week go by without me posting on here.

I missed yesterday on the movie challenge.  I struggled through a film yesterday morning but had such a migraine that I didn't post about it till just now.  So, yes I missed a day of blogging.  Didn't even turn on my computer yesterday which is odd in itself.

But Day 161 is now up on the movie blog

Friday, May 11, 2012

Day 275

An emotional morning to say the lest.
Physio therapy this morning, and right away my therapist asked what the doctor said yesterday?  When I told him, he made a face more then once, totally cringed.   Then asked me if the doctor had mentioned another surgeon?   When I said no, he mentioned that my ankle needs to be fixed.
This sent me into complete tears.  The idea that I would need to have to have my ankle re-broken, the pin removed and changed out, and then spend another few years going through all this again...
I just dealing with the idea that I might be back on a cane for the rest of my life because of the knee...

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Day 274

Back from both physio therapy and the appointment with the doctor.

I am no longer sure what the what is.   The doctor today, told me that everything -bone wise- has healed and that the only thing wrong with my knee is the stiffness and lack of movement.  He wants me to be totally free of the brace and the crutches in 3 weeks when I go back in to see him.  He can't take out the wires till after I've gotten to a 90degree bending point.

That just not going to happen in 3 weeks.

Tomorrow marks the 11 week mark since I broke it, and I've only gotten half weight baring on it at this point and a 65degree bending point.

The therapist, yesterday told me that it's still broken and it will be for almost a year.  He also tried me with one crutch earlier in the week and I couldn't make it 3 steps before he said I just am not ready.  I am just not steady enough aka strong enough yet for that.  We also tried few days ago to walk without the brace.  I think I mentioned that few posts back... I looked like a duck trying to walk.

And for those following the movie de jour... today's was posted this morning. Day 156

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Day 273

So I'm back... so to speak. 
Had to down grade from a Mac to a PC, and even the guys at the store were raising an eyebrow and asking why I would chose to do that?

I had no choice, as my Mac died and I needed a new computer and I'm broke.  Now, I'm beyond broke.  This computer was under $500, and I just hope it lasts me the year until I can save up for another Mac.  i will never get used to this ...
And I have to try to remember all my links, passwords etc.   GGGRRR

The movie de jour. Day 155.

Tomorrow, doctor's appointment.  And a scary thing happened at physio therapy this morning, I made the comment that it still feels broken sometimes, and my therapist said "That's because it is still broken. It's healing, but it's going to be broken for like a year" 
I cried.

Monday, May 7, 2012


I've been having computer issues since Saturday.
I think I have to suck it up and get a new one.  Which means, most likely going from a MAC to a PC.
Just budget reasons.

I finally got the movie de jour posted.  Day 153.  

So, If I'm not posting for a few days on the movie blog, or if I don't get the sports stuff done in the next 48hours, you all know why.   

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Day 271

So I am watching Farscape, and trying to do some writing on the computer, and my computer has crapped out on me more times then I can count and I'm just getting pissed off and worried.

A new computer is not in my budget. 

Had ramen noodles for lunch. 

Movie de jour is up.  Day 152

Friday, May 4, 2012

Day 270

Physio therapy today was quiet.  Only two of the therapists were working this morning, and therefore there were only about 5 of us patients there.
This was after one gentleman passed out.  He was then rushed up to the second floor where the emergency area is by my therapist.   

Dude, that would be scary. 

Then, my therapist had me walking a few feet without the brace.   This is the first time I've even stood up without it.  And you know when you watch a chicken or a pigeon  walk around, I sort of looked like that for the ten feet I had to walk.
Just trying to adjust to the weightlessness all of a sudden of not having this heavy four pound brace on my leg.  Leg up knee slightly bent unsure of my footing hover then take step.  Did this five or six times before I got the whole gravity thing. 

Dude, I am literally having to learn to walk again.

And yes, the movie de jour was posted few hours ago before I went to physio.   Day 150

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Day 269

Physio Therapy.

That's what I've been up to the last few days.  

Yesterday, I was having an excellent day; no crying in therapy.  Feeling so good, that I talked my way into getting my uncle to take me to the craft store.   I was there less then 15minutes and that was just too much. Totally over did it. He practically had to carry me out, I was standing too long.
Then today, my therapist not only made me cry, I thought he was going to break my leg all over again; so yes I went through a half box of kleenex.

Then some of the ladies from mother's church came over today after physio.  Nice visit, got a new recipe for a mint chocolate loaf. 

And the scrapbooking... I posted a photo of the project I'm working on now over on one of the scrapbook communities and my WordPress blog that I have turned into a scrapbooking blog.  It was an old blog that I had started few years ago and left untouched so I thought might as well use it.  

And yes, the movie de jour was posted this morning. Day 149
the scrapbooking project has to do with the movie challenge.  It's just not finished yet

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Day 268

Where did the days go?   Seriously, it's been like three days since I posted on here and it really didn't seem like that long.

Movie de jour is up.  Day 147. 

Been sick all weekend, had to cancel my physio therapy for this morning.  My therapist is going to be pissed off at me, I know it.

I posted some wrestling stuff this weekend. Half on my wrestling blog and half on my main blog.  I keep forgetting to "promote" the wrestling blog... so here

It's May Day today.  Can't believe that I missed May's Eve, which is one of the most powerful nights of the Wiccan/Pagan year.  Bigger then Hallowe'en.  Got so caught up in the mundane and being sick that I never bothered to look at the calendar till this morning.  Mad at myself for that.