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Re: Weather and more

Take care of that knee.  Had this done in January and was doing good till
the up and downs of the weather hit.  Still having trouble with the stairs
but at least not tons of pain.  The swelling still lingers!  Kneeling in the
garden is still out!  Makes weed pulling a challenge!


On Wed, Jun 18, 2008 at 9:24 AM, Chris Petersen <chris@widom-assoc.com>

> Hi all!
> I'm sifting through hundreds of e-mails from all my groups and saw Holli's
> message. We had lightning and thunder and a downpour with lights flashing
> on
> and off yesterday.  I haven't been outdoors to check if there was any
> damage.
> I'm upstairs at my computer and will be scooting downstairs on my fanny
> when
> I'm done here. I tore my meniscus in the late winter and had knee surgery
> last Friday. I'm not putting much weight on the bad leg yet. So it's
> sitting
> with my leg elevated and reading for me right now.  My son came home to
> keep
> an eye on me while his dad is working. He fetches my meals, ice bags, and
> has been catching me when I have lost my balance on the crutches!  As of
> yesterday, I can put some weight on the bad leg and I have gained more
> confidence and don't require anyone to follow me to the "facilities" any
> more!
> The really bad part of this story is that due to the injury my spring
> gardening is WAY behind!  I have a horticultural society tour coming on
> July
> 15th!  If I don't feel that I can get things ready by then, I'll have to
> cancel. Once I'm able to stand, I have a ton of containers to fill and
> gardens to weed!
> Some of the new chorale members are panicking because they have been
> relying
> heavily on me for help learning the music for next week's concert. The
> chair
> of our daylily show is also panicking as I'm the co-chair and do most of
> the
> pre-show meeting on Saturday as she doesn't like to talk to large groups!
>  I
> plan on finding someone to drive me to the meeting or she will come undone!
> I just pray that this surgery will be the end of it!  I think that the
> injury is mostly job related, although I don't recall that I "hurt" myself.
> 36 years of sitting in tiny chairs, lifting 4-years that don't want to get
> off the floor and join the group, moving all my classroom furniture 4 times
> a year so that the floors can be polished, etc. has been tough on the back,
> knees, etc.
> I'm praying for all of those people affected by the floods.
> Take care all,
> Chris Petersen
> Northport, Long Island, New York
>  Zone 7a (Average min temp 50 - 00)
> chris@widom-assoc.com
> My garden: http://www.chrispnpt.shutterfly.com
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