Got this from Connie (daisymae81). Kind of brings tears to your eyes. These days, Downs Syndrome babies are routinely aborted.
Beth laughed at my cane I guess crutches and purple casts are cooler.
Well….guess what I did today That’s right….I went to Walmart. You knew I would pretty soon.
I had to go to the doctor today. Some of my staples were getting infected, and it’s dangerous. An infection that gets down into the joint, can ruin the knee replacement job. My doctor was supposed to be on vacation this week, so my appointment was for next Monday, to take the staples out. But they were in the office today and wanted to see me.
I asked Aaron, the PA, why they were in this week. He said they had two patients who had some serious complications. One had been in a car wreck, and broke her femur, just above the new knee she had put in 6 years ago. So Dr. Burke cancelled his vacation because his patients needed him
Now how is that for dedication to your patients? Most doctors would have gone anyway, and left another doctor on call for the week. I really like Dr. Robert L. Burke.
He wants me to start transitioning from a walker to a cane, so we stopped and got one today. Debbie, yours has flowers. Mine has some bright designs called “rainbow.”
We also needed some things from Walmart. Steve could have gotten most of them, but I needed some clothes for my physical therapy. So I went in. I told Steve I wanted to be able to tell Jill(buana) that I walked Walmart today! It was tough….I got very tired and had to sit down and let Steve finish the grocery part of the shopping. But I leaned on the basket instead of using a walker, and made it. The ladies that Beth worked with thought I shouldn’t be doing Walmart yet, at least not without a scooter. But I was determined. When we walked into the garden department, Laura said, “What is it with the women in your family?” I just raised my hands and shrugged my shoulders. Then I showed them my battle scar. They kind of winced.
Now I’m sitting in the recliner with a TENS unit on my thigh muscle. It helps the spasms and pain in the muscle. Then I’ve got an ice pack on that. Debbie (DKT1978) called me right after we got home, and she was walking into Walmart!