THANK YOU to each and every one of you for your get well wishes and comments!
I am doing very well. I saw my surgeon & PA on Wednesday and was told I can start bending and twisting slowly at the waist, which is a huge step forward for me (although it is still a bit painful). I am still walking as part of my therapy, and that is a big help as well. The PA also told me that by my birthday in March, I should be able to start riding my bike!
I was told I didn't need to make the 270 mile round-trip to the doctor unless I had issues, so basically, I've been released from further check-ups. This time of year, it is a challenge driving through Glacier Park to get to the doctor's office (or as I usually say, "over the river and through the woods!"). We've seen alot of snow-packed and icy roads this winter.
I want to send special get well wishes to Chasn Paper - she is having shoulder surgery very soon and I hope she has a speedy recovery! Many years ago I had reconstructive shoulder surgery and the only advice I have is to take full advantage of any physical therapy the doctor suggests.
The best part of the doctor visit on Wednesday is that I can craft again - yippee! I cannot sit for long periods of time, so that's when I do my walking and do my up-and-down the stairs thing.
I hope to be posting some new projects very soon! Again, THANK YOU!