Friday, July 19, 2013

Aleve ... my new best friend

It's been a while since I posted ...

It's been a rough couple of weeks … lost two days from work last week … come to find out I have SEVERE arthritis in BOTH knees … bone on bone … candidate for knee replacement … went home last Tuesday from work in pain … woke up on Wednesday with category 10 pain in my left knee – couldn’t stand, let alone walk on it … had to get a cane from my folks just to get to the bathroom and back (I know  … TMI).  Then went to the doctor who sent me to an ortho specialist and had xrays taken and come to find out I have NO cartilage in either kneecap … the doc said I must have a very high pain tolerance as the conditions of my knees should have been really bad the last several years … I told him I’ve had knee pain, but nothing too severe and I just figured it was old age setting up shop … so this will be something I’ll be dealing with in the months ahead … not sure I’m ready to go under the knife quite yet … depends on how often the knees “flare up” and how much pain I can tolerate.

Getting old sure ain’t for sissies !!!!

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Still going through my recipe collection and putting it on my blog (for all eternity)

Here's a quick recipe - one of my daughter's favorite appetizer spreads.  Salmon!!

1 cucumber, chopped finely
1 14 oz can salmon (drained and deboned)
1 8 oz pkg. cream cheese (room temperature)
1 pkg. Good Seasons Italian Dressing Mix

Mix all ingredients and chill for at least one hour.  Serve with cucumber slices and crackers.

1 comment:

Suzy said...

Sounds yummy too.