Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Four Weeks In December

My Left Knee
Or my left hind leg, as I call it, is still on the mend. It’s been 4 weeks today since the surgeon first eased the scalpel into the flesh of my knee. Only 4 weeks, and I’m feeling great. I’ve now finished 3 weeks of home therapy, and on Wednesday of this week I begin outpatient therapy. I have put the walker away, and now use my cane for added support. I feel great with little to no discomfort. Some ask if my new knee feels different, and I can’t tell in any way that it has been replaced. I did wake up a couple of nights with my knee hurting, and I was my right knee.

My Right Knee
I need my right knee replaced as well. Many have asked me when I plan to do it. Well, I have not decided. I want to completely recover from this knee replacement so that I can evaluate the improvement, etc. If I had to guess, I think I would have it done next year in October or November. If I’m going to be laid up, I don’t want it to be fishing weather.

In case you are interested, the following video is a 3D Medical Animation of a Knee Replacement. Looks pretty simple, but it is really quite complicated.

Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
Would it not be better to think in terms of my resolutions for today, rather than for the year?

Wake with prayerful thanks and a purpose.
At night rest in your effort and ask forgiveness.

Quote of the Day
A New Year's resolution is something that
goes in one year and out the other. 
~Author Unknown

Joke of the Day

A Spanish teacher was explaining to her class that in Spanish, unlike English, nouns are designated as either masculine or feminine.

"House" for instance, is feminine: "la casa." "Pencil," however, is masculine: "el lapiz."

A student asked, "What gender is 'computer'?"

Instead of giving the answer, the teacher split the class into two groups, male and female, and asked them to decide for themselves whether "computer" should be a masculine or a feminine noun.

Each group was asked to give four reasons for its recommendation.

The men's group decided that "computer" should definitely be of the feminine gender ("la computadora") because:

1. No one but their creator understands their internal logic.

2. The native language they use to communicate with other computers is incomprehensible to everyone else.

3. Even the smallest mistakes are stored in long term memory for possible later retrieval; and

4. As soon as you make a commitment to one, you find yourself spending half your paycheck on accessories for it.


The women's group, however, concluded that computers should be masculine ("el computador") because:

1. In order to do anything with them, you have to turn them on.

2. They have a lot of data but still can't think for themselves.

3. They are supposed to help you solve problems, but half the time, they ARE the problem; and

4. As soon as you commit to one, you realize that if you had waited a little longer, you could have gotten a better model.

The women won.

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