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Discussion in 'Knee Replacement Pre-Op Area' started by beachy, Jul 13, 2018.

  1. beachy

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    Or maybe count a blessing each day til "Knee(s) Day"?
    I had a meltdown pity party early this week and all he peeps on Bonesmart helped me crawl out of it.
    C'mon and post a blessing(s). Don't leave me hanging here LOL

    Today I'm grateful to have found this community to inform and support me about BTKR.

    AND....go!
     
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    I already have two replaced knees and I'm thankful I live in an age where such operations are possible.
     
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    @Celle oops....guess I shouldn't have made it days til surgery.
    I agree with your thankfulness!
     
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    It's OK. Any thought about what to be thankful for could help someone.
     
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    I’m thankful the rest of my body is healthy. All my pre op tests came back great, the only thing wrong with me was arthritis!
     
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    Good Morning!
    Today I am blessed to see the sun magnified on the ocean. It is beyond sparkling. What a beautiful site!

    Also, I read a few post op threads in which the posters are cancer survivors and have TKRs.
    I'm blessed that my arthritic knees can be repaired and (so far) that's my only health issue.

    No rabbit hole for me today!!
     
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    A few years ago I spent a week on the Outer Banks. It was my son in law’s parents’ house and the first time I’d ever stayed close enough to see the ocean from the house I was staying in.

    I am not a morning person, but my room faced the east, so the room was light early. Every day but one there was a magnificent sunrise!! It made me catch my breath, it was so amazing! I took a zillion pictures!
     
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    I‘m thankful that despite having other health issues (was treated for cancer), that I made it through my first surgery well.

    I‘m also thankful that with the second, I will be able to do some serious walking again. It‘s been a good 8 years.
     
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    @Jockette Amen to that! Some mornings you catch it at the perfect time and to me, that reminds me of God's handiwork. We are 1 building off the ocean, but it is 50 steps give or take. Tootsie and me just take it all in every morning. It helps that she wakes me early enough to catch the magnificence. OT, but...I found my new favorite restaurant in Fenwick....will PM you.

    @Eeek Yes, you were one of the posts I was reading earlier and you mentioned your cancer in it. That jarred me that I'm having all these nutso thoughts about BTKR and you beat cancer! That put the knees in perspective. Hope you are healed from the cancer and sending you blessings for your upcoming TKR!
     
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    I don't walk on the beach, but can walk across the street to stand at end of street to see it in full view. I have a small view from my home.
     
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    Blessed to live in such a wonderful area..while we don't live 'on' the beach...there are several within a 10-15 minute drive.
     
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    @beachy I love the beach so much too. The sunrise and sunsets are spectacular. My bad knee has kept me from visiting though I am not too far from our coast in texas. Visiting will be on the list after my tkr that's for sure! For now I have a great view of sunsets from our deck and as I watch the sunset it inspires me to count my blessings and be thankful for everything. :flwrysmile:
     
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    I like everyone's posts about blessings! Makes me smile :)
    Let's keep it going.

    Next......
     
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    :angel:We are each of us Angels with only one wing
    And in order to fly, we must embrace each other

    I am grateful for this group, and send healing energy to all
     
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    @gecko My halo is so tilted it's falling off LOLOLOL
    cute emoji!
     
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    @beachy

    Thank you! Well, I was treated for breast cancer in 2011 and so far, so good.....no evidence of disease. So that’s the best to expect with breast.....it can come back, but we do our best to prevent it. Fingers crossed it doesn’t. But everyone has difficult stuff to deal with... I have a pretty easy life, when I think of it!
     
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    Good Morning!

    I'm counting Tootsie as my blessing today! My faithful albeit looney tune companion.
    The first pic is from foster care when I first saw her. About 5 lbs. Crazy hair and scared. She was found on the mean streets of Baltimore City and turned into a rescue. She was returned to foster care 3X! She has issues, don't we all. But, her appearance and issues didn't scare me.

    Today she is a healthy 7 lb little clown with a beautiful coat and most of her issues dealt with. She is lovable and cuddly. And still wants to kill every dog she sees. tootsie as ariel.jpg tootz.png
     
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    Aww, she’s a cutie and what a story! I’m glad you found her! What kind of dog is she?
     
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    And, Tootsie is a great name for her!

    I think there is a pet thread in the Social Room.
     
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    Jockette, She totally found us! I think all my dogs found us.
    No idea what kind of dog she is, not even sure she's a dog LOL. She looks like a monkey mixed with something canine. Even the vet can't pin down an age....she said not young, not old. Our guess is 4-6 years. Or more. Or less.

    When I was on FB (no more) I had a name the pup contest. The winner named her Phyllis Diller due to the hair! Hubs said no way and named her Tootsie aka "da Toots"
    We had our last Papillon when we rescued Toots. Bella was in failing health and Toots perked her up for awhile.
     

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