Monday, July 22, 2013

267.2: Back to Work

I'm ba-ack! (Sung in a slightly sinister voice like.) I am returning to work today and shall attempt to repeat this amazing feat two other days this week (I have Friday off and get to take another day off as a convention thank you day).

Last week was Stampin' Up!'s annual convention here in Salt Lake City. There were 5800 demonstrators attending. It was such a full week--and one I wouldn't have missed for anything in the world. Blessedly, my knee did very well. I stayed at the Marriott directly across the street from the Salt Palace and SU arranged a nifty jazzy scooter for me--that's the only way I could really attend. I was able to go to the hotel for a few hours each day and put my knee up. I snuck in one day of physical therapy also. The scooter required me to keep my knee bent which was both good and bad--helpful for my flexion, but I think it kind of wore me out too. The pain wasn't too bad either. I was able to keep on top of it with Tylenol and ibuprofen most of the time. One night I took a Lortab. Overall, the week was successful and very fulfilling. I truly have the best job in the world!

Last night is the first that I felt deep, deep pain. Not extreme pain, but the deep in the bone kind. I was so tired I just kind of flailed around and slept through it. I was actually grateful to wake up this morning and get moving around. I'd rather have sore muscle pain than that bone deep kind.

The diet begins again today. I'm in need of a Medifast order, but I have enough meals to get me moving in the right direction until I can get one. Several of my demonstrator friends have inspired me by their results. It's so much fun to see them healthy and happy. I want to feel that way again also. Soon my knee won't be a barrier to some walks around the neighborhood. Until then, I can be riding my stationary bike more. All of that should help me along the way, right?

I'll keep posting my progress. Thanks for reading and caring!


  1. I'm so happy to hear Convention went well and you were able to attend and be somewhat pain-free, too! (Well, at least, pain-controlled. :) )

    I'm sure it feels great to be back at work and making progress through the recovery phase of your surgery . . . here's to lots more days of a brand, new, happy knee! :)

    P.S. I will call you this week! I'm sorry I didn't sooner. Miss & love ya! And sending lots of positive thoughts and Medifast muscles your way! :D

  2. Hi, so glad convention was awesome, so sad i missed it but needed to visit my Father-in-law, not sure how long he'll be with us....any way, that was funny about Clyde. I'll keep you in prayer.
    Hugs from NH

  3. Umm, we must have the same taste in blog backgrounds; I have the same one as you! Glad you are doing so well and I hope this next go-round with Medifast goes well for you. Love you!