…and sew on…

For those curious about the status of my knee:

I’ve been off crutches for over a week.  I’ve had the MRI and a follow up with the surgeon.  The ACL is total blown but thankfully the meniscus still looks good.  I will have same-day surgery in March to replace the ACL.  In the meantime,  he (the surgeon) wants me to spend lots of time pedaling on a stationary bike.  And I can swim. Music to my ears.

After the surgery I will have a couple weeks of earnest down time so I’m working on a list of sewing and quilting projects I can work on either from bed or limited mobility (chair with leg elevated).  YAY…I’ll have yo-yo making time!

This all means a bit of re-juggling business ideas and plans but I am confident that it’s going to come together just fine.  I am thankful for every day and every opportunity to learn, love and grow.

Life is REALLY good…and sew on… 🙂

7 Responses to “…and sew on…”

  1. Sandy says:

    Dear Tracy,

    I was so sorry you had that accident and have said a couple of prayers for you. You have the most amazing attitude! You continue to inspire us all. Best wishes to you for enjoying the slower pace now and for complete recovery! Thanks for all you give to others with your words of encouragement. We’re wishing healing for you!

  2. Sue Fahey says:

    I’ve had that surgery and did very well. Just sit and sew or listen to music or read quilting magazines etc. Take care and good luck. Sue

  3. Millie says:

    Glad to hear that even though you have surgery coming you’re doing pretty good. Make sure you have all your projects and few books ready for down time. I think sometimes things happen to make us take it easy for a while.

  4. Denise says:

    Being fit really helps. I do aqua motion swim therapy for aching joints. Some of our group have had knee surgery and the ones that are more active and there each week fair much better with surgery. Wishing you the best and a speedy recovery.

  5. TeresaL says:

    Tracy, I feel badly that I did not know that you had injured your knee. It sounds like the surgeon believes he can fix it and that he’s encouraging you to continue to be active–both wonderful news!

    I’ll earmark your blog so I can follow along with your recovery.

    My best to you!
    TeresaL

  6. Janice Graziano says:

    Do as much therapy as you can prior to the surgery. Prior to your therapy sessions following surgery take any prescribed pain meds per your dr’s orders before the pain gets really bad. It helps you get through the therapy a lot easier My husband had a total knee replacement in 2000 and didn’t follow the pain medicine and therapy as prescribed. Pain and a long recovery time with less than desireable results. He had to have what they call a revisit to repair and replace parts of his replacement – but this time he did do the therapy prior to the surgery – did follow the pain med and therapy as prescribed following the surgery and the results were a 180 from the original surgery. Best of luck to you.

  7. Vicki W says:

    The fact that you are so fit will mean a speedy recovery…..as long as you are a good patient!

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