Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Great News on the Knee

I suppose I was a little premature on posting I was going to have surgery.  I'm NOT.  Yep, Doc said surgery wouldn't help what was going on so he gave me a big shot of cortisone (yuck).  Cortisone sends your blood sugar out the roof and I'm having to deal with that today.

I have mixed emotions about not having surgery.  I'm so active and I didn't like pushing through the pain on a walk or hike.  I hoped the surgery would make it whole, well maybe like I was 10 years younger (ha) but that's not going to happen so I'll go to a physical therapist and learn the exercises to strengthen my knees.  That will be a good thing.

This premature actions cost me a few extra bucks.  I thought I would leave for Las Vegas out of Nashville so I booked the flight, then I changed the flight thinking I would leave out of Jacksonville so now I've changed to leaving out of Nashville again.  Thank goodness Southwest does not charge change fees.  But my window where you get the best deal had closed so I didn't get the same rate out of Nashville as I did before but it will still be worth it.  Becky, Ron and I will be going from Henderson NV (their home) to Sedona AZ for the week and I can't wait.

Now I'm making plans for my route to TN so I'll be there in time for my great niece's wedding.  Back to my original plans.  Roy (my nephew) has put in a 30amp service so I'll be staying up there and leaving Somewhere there while Sedona and I go on day trips.

By the way I forgot to tell you about this great little restaurant, Barbara Jean's, on St Simon Island GA.  OMG I got the crab cake and it was to die for.  Every bite contained crab, there are no fillers.  Outstanding and the vegetables are to die for, cooked well and seasoned perfectly.  Oh and you can order their items off the website.  She even has a recipe for the crab cakes.  I see that BJ's is located in other locations so you want to check it out.



Jeff & Barbie said...

Good to hear you don't need surgery. Gonna have to find a BJ's some day-I love crab cakes. Be safe as you travel.

Margie and Roger said...

Got your text about the latest update. Sure hope the therapy works. I'm a big fan of physical therapy. Glad you will now get to attend the wedding. Sounds like everything will be working out OK. That restaurant sounded good.

Donna aka Froggi said...

If the cortisone relief is short-lived, ask your doctor about Ortho-Visc. Stu had that last fall and it really helped for at least 4 months. He'll be getting it again later this month. It's three injections, one week apart.