Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Goodbye to Sandy, my bad knee and Rome...

I'm back and glad to report that I would have been back sooner if it were only my knee I had to contend with.  But Sandy came for a visit and we have been without power for the last couple of days.  It came back on today at 1:05 p.m.  Did you hear me cheering? We got off very lucky this time.  Our outage was kind of a freak thing that had more to do with last year's storm that never got completely cleaned up than this one, I think.  I feel for all the people along the East Coast who have had a devil of a time.  I hope things get better soon.

I did have my knee surgery last Wednesday.  Everything went swimmingly.  Of course, the next morning I thought I was going to die or at least never walk again, but when I woke up on Friday, I realized that I hadn't needed to be quite so dire.  By now, I have pretty good motion, am going up and down stairs with less discomfort than before the surgery and am looking forward to graduating to a cane from the walker at some point in the near future.  The power outage didn't help my point of view for a few days.  I was a bear to live with because I couldn't ice the thing down and the swelling was out of hand.  But now, I am able to do what I have to do and things are looking up.  Please be patient with me as I try to catch up with all your blogs.  I'm looking forward to a trip into Blogland.

I haven't had a lot of time to edit photos needless to say with the power outage and normal fatigue after the surgery, but I did get to a few today.  Here are some more shots of Rome, the Eternal City.  

The Forum in the morning.

Looking up in Rome

The Colosseum

Ciao from Roma!  See you all soon.



7 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

oh, dear! not being able to ice your knee after surgery because of power outage? yikes! so glad you are doing better again and hopefully all will go well here after!

Juliana said...

really cool!
I adore this architecture!

xoxo, Juliana | PJ’ Happies :) | PJ’ Ecoproject

Robert Geiss said...

Wishing you a speedy recovery and a good new month ahead.

Pamela Gordon said...

Ouch! You've had a rough few days. I'm glad you got your power again and that you are resting comfortably from your surgery. Beautiful photos of Rome. So much history that I'd love to see. Take care. Pamela

MEcoy said...

what a wonderful wonderful structures rome got

Chatty Crone said...

The problem for Disco was his heart wouldn't slow down - it was 260 beats a minute for a long time = plus sick as a dog.

ANd I had my left knee replaced too. It hurt! Glad you are doing good.

sandie

Perrine Renoir said...

sorry about your leg. though it seems your talent is unaffected.;)