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The title is for books where someone sets up a deed and exults when it works. Perhaps it is a trap to catch a guilty party or perhaps it is a nefarious plot to do harm. But tonight, there is a double meaning. My surgery to replace my left knee is done and I am home.
The surgeon told hubby that my knee was more torn up inside than they could tell by the x-rays. I had a spinal and twilight drugs, but I could hear voices and music and sounds like an auto shop. My brain said, “Oh, that banging is them putting in my knee.” But I didn’t feel anything.
The people who cared for me at the hospital were excellent and supportive, but I am still glad to be home and make my own schedule and have my own food.
I have to admit that jessical called the tune right the other night because I never read a single book. I napped as I could between the walks and physical therapy and many, many visits of nurses.
I did read a couple of my small books before I went, but I have not read anything at home, yet. I still very tired and the Physical Therapy exercises take all my time and energy. The therapist is coming to the house three times a week for three weeks and then I will have to go somewhere with machines, I think.
I do the exercises two times a day and they are going to add more to the list. Right now, there is only one that is really, really painful, but I grit my teeth and do it. I can bend my knee to 109 degrees so far. The goal is 115.
I really appreciated all your support and encouragement in the comments and many thanks to Emmet for doing a great job last week as my sub.
So, tonight, not a theme exactly, though you may think of stories like Macbeth where the deed is done as the owl calls. I will call it an open thread, though it always is that really.
Diaries of the Week:
Write On! Apprentices just wanna have fun
Robert Fuller says:
Here is the Rowan Tree chapter.NOTE: plf515 has book talk on Wednesday mornings early
The Kindle version of The Rowan Tree still free on Kindle:
My memoir Belonging still free via Smashwords: