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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Lady is combining Surgery and Traveling

On the road to Myrtle Beach, SC three weeks after surgery
Since having my knee replacement surgery on April 18th
I haven't had the energy to do much,
including writing.
I'm happy to report that my surgery was a success 
and I'm mending well.
Don't get me wrong...I'm in pain,
swollen, and get tired at the drop of a ball cap,
but I won't complain because all of the above is part of the
healing process.
Day 2 in hospital: It takes two to hold this lady down

My first doctor's appointment three weeks after surgery:
my surgeon told me that he wished all his 
patients healed as good as me.
I take that as a blessing from the Lord, and a compliment from my surgeon.
My physical therapy continues at home,
which can be quite painful.
But as the saying goes,
No pain, no gain.
So I continue.

'Moon River', our American Tradition coach,
is our home away from home.
So three weeks after my surgery and
a visit to my surgeon,
Rob and I hit the road to
attend the 7-day annual
American Coach Association Rally in
Myrtle Beach, SC.
Rob did everything to prepare for this trip
while I looked on.
His energy seemed limitless
while I spent most of my time in bed
or in my reclining chair in our sitting room.

The week at Myrtle Beach was relaxing.
I wasn't expected to do much.
the best Physical therapy: relaxing on the beach.

Nighttime inside our RV:
Popcorn in her favorite chair, my recliner.

Instead of heading straight home after the rally,
we drove to Raleigh, NC
and stayed with our new friends
on their 45-acre estate.
45-acre French chateau includes an upstairs ballroom.

We made a few stops along the way home.

including staying two nights in Winston-Salem, NC
to visit our daughter and son-in-law,
who is the head chef at Pintos in Winston-Salem, NC
(the food is delicious!)

I love Main Street in small towns
Wake Forest, NC

As I write this blog, I'm on week-7 since my surgery.
We'll be heading north to Indiana on Saturday
to attend another rally to gather
more valued information, but most of all,
to meet new valued friends.

"Thank you" to all of you who sent my flowers, cards, gifts, and phone calls!

Until I write again,
I wish you oceans of sunny days.

Our road will be smooth and untroubled 
no matter what care life may send;
if we travel the pathway together,
and walk side by side
with a friend.