Knee surgery was not in my grand plan for 2009. In fact, I ignored the doctor when he first told me it was what I needed. Luckily, my prognosis looks pretty good. I'll get all the nitty-gritty details of my knee's health next week when I return to Dr Higgs. That's when I'll have him explain each picture he took of my surgery. I think two pictures show the before and after position of my patella. Another picture shows (again - I think) the piece of floating cartilage that was giving me fits all fall.
Okay - that stuff isn't what's so humbling. What is humbling to me is how much I've had to rely on the generosity of my friends to help me get to where I need to be (Lynn, SanDee, Deanna B, Cathy F), feed me (Kate O, Grandison, SanDee - Annnn-in the future), send treats (Cyndi, Annie, Mom), visits (Lynn, Karen H, Kate O) and boost my spirits with emails, calls and text messages (a slew of good people). And Rick - well, he has just been simply amazing. Don't be fooled by his occasional smart-alecky remarks, he is a softie and has been so good to me.
It brings home the realization that even when you feel alone, if you have good friends or family (luckily, I have both), you are never alone. And if you have a neurotic dog (like mine), you are literally never alone. Luckily, Josie fears my crutches, so she hasn't tripped me yet.