I am grateful for my knee problems because:
Today I kept thinking about a post on the bulletin board and I do not remember who started the thread. It started out by saying " I am greatful for my knee problems because" and the post went on to list all these great reasons to take a step back and remember when you are dealt lemons in life to make lemonaid.
I lost my father in October 2007to Esophageal Cancer. So I just wanted to take a moment today to say I am grateful for my knee problems because I got to spend alot of time at my folks place during my recovery periods after each knee surgery. So when my Dad passed away quickly of terminal cancer a month ago, I am finding a good spot in my heart to say that an opportunity of a lifetime happened. I was given the gift of spending extra time with my Dad who brought me to all the Physical Therapy sessions and Aqua Therapy. Plus I am grateful I was given the chance to use my own health are experience to help my family sort through a very stressful time.
I started to stress out the other day when I had my third Supartz injection and my OS and his office staff where there for me. After all I been through a little needle in the knee was sending me over the edge. BTW the needle didn't hurt. It was just the thought that I am pretty much out of pain now and each injection allows me mobility. I had the mobility that is needed to care for someone with terminal cancer. I was able to be there for my mom and dad when my family needed me the most to help with the last few months of of my fathers life.
I think my mood right now is " Have you hugged your OS today?"