A long time has passed without a single word from me. I've been thinking about all my 'virtual' friends a lot lately; a few weeks ago I started thinking about jotting down some thoughts in blog-land. Well, here goes:
I returned Monday from over 10 weeks in California, having finally had my second total knee replacement, this time the left. Now I have two bionic knees and am happy as I can be with both of them. I flew to Sacramento on the 1st of September and had the surgery on the 13th. Because I'd spent the last year being very diligent about my gym participation, I'd lost considerable weight and had built some really good muscle mass, making both the surgery and the recovery much easier than even I'd hoped. I was in and out of the hospital in just over 24 hours and was up an walking right away (with a little protection help of a walker - I didn't like the idea of being bumped into!). I even started walking outside my daughter's house in the second week; even made it to a restaurant or two that week too.
I was completely discharged from MD care about three weeks ago and spent the last two in California visiting friends and having fun. I so enjoyed seeing my grandchildren - the twins and triplets are all getting ready to turn 17! That, in itself, is hard to believe. All five of them are driving and going every which way from morning 'til night.
|This is 5'7" Mimi with (from Left) Tate 6'3", Avery 6'1"|
and Spencer 6'5"
The photo was taken in September on the occasion of Quinn's engagement brunch. Yes, Quinn, who had the disastrous "left at the altar" episode in her life has found love again. This time with Jordan, who will be welcomed into the family on April 29, 2017. I'll leave that story for another day. Suffice it to say we're thrilled and here they are:
|Quinn and Jordan. Quinn met Jordan a while after the disastrous|
wedding call-off and he offered to be a friend! Voila!
To Jordan's left is Quinn's dad David, very interested in the brunch
menu. All this in Napa, California.
More to come!