The new knee is coming along well. There is still pain and a lot of work to maximize the bend and have a straight knee with a complete stride, but progress is made every day.

Depression rears its ugly head – not a surprise.

I did have a bought of depression. This is not surprising. Chronic pain, enforced lack of activity and, I think, the crummy weather all combined for a few really low days. My advice. Own it. Examine the things that are coming up during this period and look at their true value. You can’t change other people and sometimes they hurt you. You can look at yourself and make certain your center is strong and you are not hurting yourself by listening to your negative voice.

Braved the stationary trainer with the new knee!

The day before yesterday I did 10 minutes on my bike, on its stationary trainer, in the garage. I had to raise the saddle an inch and kept the gear ratio very easy. Huge progress!
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Today was the first dog walk. I went to one of the off leash trails. Hennessy was very considerate in the places where he had to be leashed. What a good boy.
I managed the trails down to the water with my trusty adjustable hiking stick.new knee, www.moderngillie.com

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I worked hard to step up and down with both legs and it went really well. The sun and the heat were the icing on the cake. A gorgeous day!!
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