Cliff mentioned that I haven't updated my blog lately (he checks my blog daily, right after he's perused Craigslist). The truth is, I really don't have much to report. I'm doing fine as far as I can tell; I'm doing my therapy exercises five times a day, and I'm picking strawberries. That report pretty much goes for every day lately.
Yesterday I made my first visit to Walmart since my surgery. Instead of taking the walker in with me, I simply used a shopping cart for support. I've pretty much dispensed with the walker here at home, even when I'm going out to feed the calf or pick strawberries. Nobody gave me permission to do this, but I feel pretty secure walking unaided as long as I take it slow and easy.
For about fifteen minutes of every hour, I keep ice on my knee; that really feels good, and I look forward to it. I'm taking two hydrocodone tablets three times a day at six-hour intervals, starting whenever I get up. I'm only taking regular Tylenol at night. That way I have the good stuff going when I do therapy throughout the day. I'll see the orthopedist Wednesday, and I think she'll take the staples out then.
So, you can see why I don't have a lot of stuff for my blog: You could probably read this every day for the next week and it would apply to what I'm doing that day.