Archive for June, 2009

I don’t knee-d this.

On the two week anniversary of having our very own home, Craig & I were in the process of refinishing furniture, putting things away and hanging artwork on the wall.  I went into the garage to get something and was walking in between my car and a shelf.  I tried to move my right foot and it didn’t move, but the rest of me did.  I twisted my knee really bad, ended up hitting my head on the washer & dryer, landed on my back with my feet on the hood of my car.  I was in so much pain that I couldn’t walk or put any pressure on it what so ever.  Being that we have a pier & beam house, Craig had to lift me up into the house, with me screaming and crying of course.

Early x-rays indicated that I might have dislocated my knee cap.  We were all hoping for that because it means no surgery and just some therapy to get things back into shape.  However, my MRI results showed that I had a pot hole in my articular cartilage and I was given the unfortunate news that I will have to have arthroscopic surgery.  There is a possibility that I have damage to one of my ligaments, but they won’t be certain until I go under the knife.

I’m not sure when the surgery is going to be yet.  Craig takes me back to the surgeon on Thursday to see what is going to happen.

13 years almost to the day I had this same surgery on my left knee.  I can’t believe I have to do this again.


a start to a new chapter

I once started a blog and never really used it much.  I’ve wanted to start it up again as more and more things keep happening in our world.  We have so many friends and family members who are all over that we thought that this would be the easiest way to keep in touch.

For those of you who do not know, we recently bought a house.  Tomorrow will mark 3 weeks since we got the keys.  We are almost totally unpacked and boxes are disappearing.  We had a garage sale last weekend and more stuff is out of the way.  Now project time begins.  I’ve painted some of our side tables in the bedroom & living room to match.  I’ll start on our outside bench on our porch tonight and post pictures once we are done.  It’s been a very surreal experience to say the least.  We are savoring each moment we have in our house together.  It’s definitely brought us a lot closer to each other.  Aggie is loving his dog door and uses it to poke his head outside and see what’s going on in the backyard.  We have awesome neighbors that have been so welcoming!  It’s very refreshing after having several horrible neighbors over the last 4.5 years!

Before we closed on our house, we we to Annapolis, MD for a week to spend time with my side of the family & see my brother graduate from the Naval Academy.  It was such an amazing experience.  We got to see President Obama speak, Blue Angels did an air show, we drank good beer and had awesome food.  You can’t ask for more than that.  You can view our pictures here:  flickr

It’s going to be a busy summer!

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