|Love Will Keep Us Together|
|A simple muscle strengthening device I used for|
2 weeks prior to surgery.
For the last two weeks, I've been building my quadriceps with a tiny little device that shimmies and shakes it strong. Then today, the day before the event--isn't it horrible how these appointments come around so fast--two guys from two companies delivered two more devices that are designed to get me back on my feet quickly; they are not tiny at all. Indeed, they look seriously time consuming. Whereas I used the muscle building device twice a day for thirty minutes, the knee bending machine I use three times a day for an hour to two hours and the fancy icing machine I use six times a day for twenty minutes per session. The size of the apparatuses dictated where I was going to sleep: in the high bed in the guest room. It's going to be lonely without Ellis' steady breathing.
Aside from using these tools, a physical therapist will be coming to the house--on the 13th I think she said. I don't know when I'm going to work her in? I'm sure she'll tell me. Meanwhile happy painting you all. I did manage to clean my studio--actually just gave it a lick and a polish--so that it will be inviting, the next time I pass that way. Given all this paraphernalia and the fact I'm only having a knee resurfacing, a MAKOplasty procedure, recovery should be pretty quick--will be pretty quick--I hope it will be quick. I am Capricorn, a stubborn son-of-a-mountain-goat.
|A torture chamber looking device to be used post surgery for getting the leg to bend 110 degrees. Ouch!|
|After an hour or two of mechanical knee bending, a fancy icing device to sooth and keep down the swelling. Could be|
a God-send. I suspect this fancy icer is a God-send twenty minutes six times a day.
It's a damn good thing I spent the last two weeks stocking my freezer with chicken breasts, sweet and sour chicken, pork tenderloin, hamburgers, chili, pancakes and curried carrot soup.
|AND COOKED MUSHROOMS! Trouble is Honey doesn't know how to bake trout or an omelet.|
|Studio sink BEFORE. Not something I want to see my next session.|
|Much better. May I see this space sooner than I think.|
|Hold that pose Honey, Nana will be right back.|