Hello, beautiful people. I have been thinking about every one of you. I know that it's been about a month since my last post, I do apologise for that. I must send out a huge thank you to those who sent me those lovely messages. I felt so loved, and it reinforced that I am making a difference.
Also, thank you all for your support and kindness, as well as for sharing my posts. I am humbled by your generosity and love.
So let me answer that colossal question: where have I been?
That is a long story, but shortened version; I decided to take the plunge finally.
Two weeks ago, I went in for a much needed total knee replacement.
Yep, that's me. “Tada” have to be extreme.
The story behind this is that I had multiple falls over a decade ago. And I have lived with the pain since then because I am stubborn ( yes, I admit it)
Two years ago, my knee had said to me, “ Dude, this injury and PD is too much to cope with. “
Well I went in for an arthroscopy and a partial meniscectomy. Unfortunately, the attempt to save my knee, was unsuccessful. Of course, guys, drama is my middle name 🙈😂
Well two years later, and in worse pain than before, my little old knee called once again. “hey you up there, I've now had too much... Go ahead and do something old lady ... Remember you're on a major mission... Of course, my Uninvited Guest, will definitely not win.
So here I am, of course in pain, but healing. On fewer pain meds. Trying to find a balance between the dystonia and my knee healing. Trying to exercise, and keep moving. It's alot more difficult but I am trying to keep on going. Hey, when life hands you lemons, we make lemonade, lemon squares, lemon meringue pie and a whole lot more.
On the bright side, I have met more wonderful kind people, ( yes you... The awesome nurses and staff at Hilton Life Hospital. Thank you for all the encouragement and assistance especially the surgical ward... You are amazing. To Midlands Orthopaedics (Teniel, Beverly, and I can not forget Sr Carol Gilbert thank you to you sweet, kind ladies).
To Dr Jones (anesthesiologist), I will not forget your kindness, and calm when dealing with my anxiety. As well as going the extra mile, when dealing with my YOPD and dystonia.
And last but not least Dr James McAllister, you are definitely an addition to the list of my team of superheroes 🦸. I walked into your office, feeling quite sceptical, nervous and highly anxious. And left, knowing that I was in good hands, confident that I was going ahead with the surgery and I had an addition to my family, Thank you.
I still have a road to recovery, but I am positive that I will soon continue my Journey feeling stronger and ready to take on PD once again.
I have such a great feeling because I have all of you cheering me on. As well as a New knee, new friends and supporters...i can't wait for a new beginning.
Sending out Virtual hugs to you all as well as much love and light.
Remember to spread a little more kindness today.
Lots of love